Carl Nelson is a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He received degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Oklahoma (BS) and Purdue University (MS, PhD). He is a Fellow of ASME and has served as chair of the ASME Mechanisms and Robotics Committee. His research focuses on mechanical design, robotics, and applications including healthcare. He serves as an Associate Editor for ASME Journal of Mechanical Design and previously served as an associate editor for ASME Journal of Medical Devices.