Professor of Mechanical Engineering , Hofstra University
Kevin Craig is a tenured full professor of mechanical engineering at the Hofstra University School of Engineering and Applied Science. He is the Director of the Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory and Director of the Center for Innovation. He attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, and graduated with a B.S. degree and a commission as an officer in the U.S. Army. After his service, he attended Columbia University and received the M.S., M.Phil., and Ph.D. degrees. From 2007 to 2014, he wrote a monthly column on mechatronics for practicing engineers. Over the past 20 years, he has worked at Hofstra as a research engineer at the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center (ARDEC) Automation and Robotics Laboratory; at RPI was a tenured full professor of mechanical engineering, teaching and performing research in the areas of mechatronic system design and the modeling, analysis, and control of multidisciplinary engineering systems; and conducted hands-on, integrated, customized, mechatronics workshops for practicing engineers nationally and internationally for companies like Xerox, Procter & Gamble, Rockwell Automation, and Siemens Health Care. He was given the 2013 ASEE North-Midwest Best Teacher Award and the 2014 ASME Outstanding Design Educator Award, a society award. He is a Fellow of the ASME and a member of the IEEE and the ASEE.