Nicholas G. Dagalakishas undergraduate university degrees in mechanical and electrical engineering and three graduate degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He has worked for two small private companies and two universities.
He has several years of University teaching experience and many years of engineering research work experience in high-speed trains, superconducting generators, modal analysis, robotics and artificial skin, loss of control biomechanics, impact biomechanics and computer-assisted orthopaedic surgery.
He has conducted research for the NIST RoboCrane, now used for the clean-up of the Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear power plants disaster sites, also on high precision micro-nano robot manipulators and positioners, now part of the NIST physical realization of the kilogram instrument displayed in the NIST museum. Currently, his research focus is on collaborative robots’ control and metrology instrumentation and for understanding the human injury mechanism inflicted by robots, using human tissue bio-simulant artifacts.