Patrick Wensing, Ph.D.
Director, Robotics, Optimization, and Assistive Mobility (ROAM) Lab
Core Faculty, Robotics @ ND

Wanzek Family Foundation Collegiate Associate Professor, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
University of Notre Dame

Office: 373 Fitzpatrick Hall
Phone: (574) 631-2652
E-Mail: pwensing@nd.edu

Research Interests

I’m broadly interested in applied optimization and control theory for dynamic, intelligent, and physically interactive robotic systems. To date, my research concentrates on bringing new levels of mobility to both legged robots and assistive devices. Current projects focus on control systems synthesis for extreme-terrain mobility in humanoids and quadrupeds, system identification for humans and robots, and human-machine interface technologies for assistive exoskeletons in rehabilitation. Please see my publications or CV for more detail.



  • Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame, 2022-present
  • Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame, 2017-2022
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Biomimetic Robotics Lab (working with Prof. Sangbae Kim), MIT, 2014-2017
  • Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering (working with Prof. David E. Orin), Ohio State, 2014
  • B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ohio State, 2009



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