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Soren Solari

Ph.D. Graduate Student Researcher.
Citizenship: U.S.A.


Structural Systems and Control Laboratory
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093-0411
Phone: (858) 534-6146 
FAX: (858) 822-3107 
E-Mail: ssolari@ucsd.edu

Office: EBU I 2114

Advisor | Research Interests | Education | Academic Experience | Publications | Professional Experience | Other Interests


Research Interests

  • Linear control
  • Biologically inspired tesegrity structures
  • Robust and optimal control of tensegrity
  • System Design and Integration
  • Bio-medical devices
  • Tensegrity Structures


University of San Diego (USD)  Minor: Mathematics
  • B.A./B.S., Electrical Engineering 1999
  • Teaching Assistant Award - UCSD - ECE Best TA Award, 2003-2004.
  • University of San Diego Dean’s Scholarship
  • University of San Diego Dean's List, Second Honors
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges – 1999
  • Senior Graduation Award 1999 – Outstanding Achievements and Contributions to Entire Campus
  • Nomination by University of San Diego to National Leadership Conference

Academic Experience

University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California USA
  • Research Assistant/Graduate Student, Structural Systems and Control Lab  2004 - present
    • Includes current Ph.D. research, Ph.D. and Masters level coursework and research.
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering  Fall 2003.
    • Duties included office hours, review sessions, weekly sections, grading exams, lectures. Control Systems.    


Conference Papers

Professional Experience

     Senior Test Engineer, Cadence Design Systems / Tality. 2000 – 2002
  • Created full characterization and production test programs on Credence ATE test systems.
  • Debugged both analog/mixed-signal and digital chips, including an advanced video micro-display.
  • Developed internal tools to enhance the group’s efficiency, such as an I2C pattern generator.
  • Utilized scripting skills to streamline data collection and database, as well as to build useful tools.
  • Designed PCB loadboards.
University Center Operations, University of San Diego. 1997- 1999
  • Coordinated small teams to handle event setups, floor staging, sound equipment, and overall event flow.
Engineering Laboratory Assistant, University of San Diego. 1995-1997
Internship, Import Software, Orange County. Summer 1996

Other Interests

  • Surfing
  • Guitar
  • Rock Climbing
  • Kayaking
  • Skydiving
  • A good game of chess
  • Foosball(better competition than Jean-Paul)
  • Ultimate Frisbee