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Robert Bauer

  Title: Associate Professor
  Department: Mechanical Engineering
  Phone: (902) 494-3942
  Fax: (902) 423-6711
  Office: C353

 Grinding Research Laboratory

Personal: Music Compositions




In 1994 Robert J. Bauer received his B.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo. In 1998 he received his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Toronto.
In 1998 Robert joined the Mechanical Engineering faculty at Dalhousie as an Assistant Professor.


Research Interests:

Systems and Design
Dynamics of Space Structures

Dr. Bauer currently researches system identification and control of Mars rovers to predict mobility performance. This research is being carried out with MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Inc. (MDA) Space Missions.

Dr. Bauer also researches the process modeling and control of the grinding manufacturing process as co-director of the Intelligent Grinding Laboratory.

Please contact Dr. Bauer for more information.


Selected Publications:

Doman, D., Warkentin, A., Bauer, R.J., A Survey of Recent Grinding Wheel Topography Models, International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, Vol. 46, 2006, pp. 343-352.

Bauer, R.J., Lin, A., Warkentin, A., Development of an Experimental Technique to Model Deflections in Surface Grinding, CSME Transactions, Vol. 29, No. 3, 2005, pp.375-388.

Steffen, J., Bauer,R.J., Warkentin, A., Becze, C., Performance of a Coherent Jet Coolant System in Non-Continuous Dress Creep-Feed Grinding of Inconel 718, Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2005, pp.1-14.

Irani, R., Bauer, R.J., Warkentin, A., A Review of Cutting Fluid Application in the Grinding Process, International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, Vol. 45, No. 15, 2005, pp. 1696-1705.

Muise, A., Bauer, R.J., A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Double- vs. Single-Gimbaled Control Moment Gyroscopes for Vibration Suppression, CSME Transactions, Vol. 29, No. 3, 2005, pp.389-402.

Lachance, S., Bauer, R.J., Warkentin, A., Application of Region Growing Method to Evaluate the Surface Condition of Grinding Wheels, International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, Vol. 44, 2004, pp. 823-829.


Current Classes:

MECH 3900 Systems I
MECH 4900 Systems II
MECH 6560 Space Systems, planning to use AGI's Satellite Tool Kit (STK)

1999,2000 SAE Aero Design Project
2000 Double-Gimbal Control Moment Gyroscope (CMG) Design Project