Andrew Murray received the B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in 1989, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Irvine in 1993 and 1996, respectively. In 1997, he joined the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at the University of Dayton as an Assistant Professor, became an Associate Professor in 2003, and a Professor in 2011.
He Directs the Design of Innovative Machines Lab (DIMLab) where the research in kinematic synthesis theory and machine design includes shape-changing mechanisms with applications in variable geometry extrusion dies, novel devices that utilize strain-energy in automobiles, and accurate estimation and tracking of the center of mass of complex systems. He also has a long-standing collaboration with researchers at the Laboratoire d’Informatique, de Robotique et de Microélectronique in Montpellier, France. Dr. Murray is a Fellow of ASME. He won the highest teaching award offered by the University of Dayton in 2013. He was General Program Chair of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences in 2010 and is serving a fourth term as an Associate Editor for the ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics.