Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary field of engineering, which focuses on the design, optimization, manufacturing, and control of modern electromechanical systems in different application scenarios. On the other hand, the researches of energy transformations, in particular, for those among different physical fields, are also interdisciplinary. It incorporates the expertise from even more engineering disciplinarians.
Established in 2014, the Mechatronics and Energy Transformation Laboratory (METAL) at ShanghaiTech University devotes herself to the academic research and engineering innovation on mechatronics and energy related topics, such that to enhance the productivity in industry, to improve the human-machine interface, and to enable a high energy efficient, environment-friendly, and convenient living for human beings.
The recent research emphases in the METAL includes: efficient simulation and optimization of power conversion circuit and system, kinetic energy harvesting systems and their applications in smart hardware, vibration control, renewable energy systems, etc.