Matthew R. Stein, Ph.D.

Matthew R. Stein
Matthew R. Stein, Ph.D.Professor of Engineering

Contact Information

(401) 254-3489mstein@rwu.eduSELB 305G

Areas of Expertise

Robotics and Mechanical Engineeging


Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania; M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley; B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Rutgers College of Engineering

Matthew was a NASA Fellow 1992-1994 and a visiting scholar in the European Master’s in Robotics (EMARO) program in 2010, 2014 and 2017. Matthew is a co-PI with Brown University colleagues in the research project Long-Term Underwater Autonomy funded by the Naval Research Lab. Matthew teaches undergraduate courses in Dynamics, Mechatronics, Vibrations, Dynamic Modeling and Control and Finite Element Analysis.  

Matthew Stein joined the SECCM faculty in Fall of 1999, after teaching five years at Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre PA.  He earned his Ph.D. (1994) from the University of Pennsylvania an M.S. (1986)  from the University of California, Berkeley and  B.S. degree in 1985 from Rutgers University, all in Mechanical Engineering.

Dr. Stein researchers in the field of Robotics, specifically remote control of robotic devices over the internet. He developed the PumaPaint site (1998-2004) that allowed over 200,000 users to paint real pictures over the internet with a robot.

While at RWU, his main research activity has been developing a robotic avatar or remotely attending laboratory courses.  In 2010 Dr. Stein spent a sabbatical at Le Institut de Recherche en Communications et en Cybernétique de Nantes as a visiting professor in the European Master on Advanced Robotics (EMARO) Program.