Professor of Physics
Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Research interest: Measurement techniques and sensors, robots
Dr. Wright's research interest is in the area of measurement techniques and sensors. In the past, she has developed multiple sensors for use on a hybrid rocket, including a six-degree of freedom thrust sensor. This sensor can measure the forces in all three special directions, plus the rotational moments for roll, pitch, and yaw as the rocket is fired. Recently, she has begun working to create a group of cooperative robots. Her current research students are building the robots and learning to program them to work autonomously off of sensor input.