Tim McLain

Brigham Young University


Tim McLain is an associate professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Brigham Young University.  He received a MS degree in mechanical engineering from BYU in 1987 and a PhD in mechanical engineering from Stanford University in 1995.  Professor McLain has been actively involved in the control of air and underwater vehicles and robotic systems for the past 18 years.  During the summers of 1999 and 2000, he was a visiting scientist at the Air Force Research Laboratory.  Since that time, he has pursued research involving the modeling and control of miniature UAVs, real-time trajectory generation for UAVs, and cooperative control of UAV teams.  He is the author of over 50 peer-reviewed articles.  His UAV research has attracted the support of the Air Force, the Army, DARPA, NASA, and NSF.  He is a senior member of IEEE and AIAA and is a member of the AIAA Unmanned Systems Program Committee.