Martin Tanaka

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
School of Engineering and Technology

Belk 338

As a faculty member at WCU, I spend my time teaching courses, conducting research, and serving the university and the community. I usually have a few graduate students and some students doing undergraduate research. My research interests include developing innovative biomedical devices, computational modeling, neuromuscular control, and industry-academic partnerships. Most of our research projects have design, build, test, and optimization components stemming from my experience designing products in industry. I am a licensed professional engineer and enjoy working with students and local companies on their projects. My degrees are in mechanical engineering (NCSU), engineering mechanics (VT), and biomedical engineering from Virginia Tech and Wake Forest University.