Andre Sharon

Professor (ME, MSE) Director of the Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Engineering

  • Office 15 St. Mary’s Street, EMB 101
  • Phone (617) 353-1888

Professor (ME, MSE)
Director of the Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Engineering

  • Education Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Additional Affiliations Division of Materials Science & Engineering
  • Honors and Awards Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 1995 – Present
  • Areas of Interest Electromechanical machine design, controls, automation, biotech/biomedical instrumentation, devices, & rapid micro-diagnostics platforms
  • Research Areas Prof. Andre Sharon has accumulated over 20 years of experience, both academic and industrial, conducting research, developing, and deploying computer-controlled automation systems, devices and instruments for several industries, ranging from sub-micron, high-precision machinery for optoelectronics, biotech/biomedical, and semiconductor fabrication to high-speed assembly of consumer products. As Director of the Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Boston University, Prof. Sharon works closely with faculty, students and engineers to develop next-generation technologies for local and international companies. Drawing upon Fraunhofer’s and Boston University’s vast research base and working closely with industry, the Center goes beyond the scope of traditional academic research to develop and deploy actual working technologies all the way to deployment. These emerging technologies are incorporated into Prof. Sharon’s courses in Engineering, educating a cadre of future engineers with proficiency in high-precision machine design and instrumentation.

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Affiliation: Affiliated Faculty (MSE), Primary & Affiliated Faculty (ME), Primary & Affiliated Faculty (MSE)