Phone: 505.277.7155
Fax: 505.277.7152

Physical Address

Room 319
Mechanical Engineering Building
Building # 122 on the UNM map

Mailing Address

MSC01 1150
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1070

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Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Curriculum Vitae


PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of Virginia, 1979

MS, Electrical Engineering, University of Virginia, 1977

BS, Electrical Engineering, Cornell University, 1972


Dr. Ron Lumia has been a Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at UNM since 1994. From 2004-2010, he served as the Associate Chairman for the ME Department. Previously he held academic positions at Ecole Superieure d’Ingenieurs en Electrotechnique et Electronique (ESIEE) in Paris, France; Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA; and the National University of Singapore. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore from 2008-2009. He is also a Fellow of the IEEE. Dr. Lumia served on the Board of Directors of Cimetrix, Inc., a publicly traded company specializing in open architecture control and factory automation software from 1996-2001. He is also President of InControl, Inc., a consulting company specializing in robotics and automation technology, software development methodologies, electronic control systems and industrial applications, critical review of hardware and software designs, and strategic planning.

Teaching Interests

  • Manufacturing
  • Control Systems
  • Robotics

Research Interests

  • Robotics and Automation
  • Ionic Polymer Metal Composite (IPMC) Microgrippers
  • Software Development

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