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Benjamin Terry

Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering

360M EB
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

Office Hours

Winter 2024
Mon: 2-3 PM
Tue: 2-3 PM
Fri: 2-3 PM

Biography
Publications
Laboratory News

Dr. Terry’s research has focused on surgical tool design, swallowable mechatronic devices, and the biomechanical characterization and modeling of gastrointestinal tissue. A few examples of outputs of his research are:

· A swallowable mechanical pill that enables the oral delivery of systemic biological drugs. This is important because most biologics are destroyed by the stomach and therefore must be subcutaneously injected. Biologics in swallowable form could enhance the quality of life of those who have chronic diseases that require them.

· A colonoscopy robot that is autonomous, fast, and requires little expertise to operate. This is important because it could make colonoscopies safer, quicker, and partially automated.

· A laparoscopic trocar that detects entry into the abdominal cavity. This is important because most injuries to abdominal organs during laparoscopic surgery occur from overinsertion during initial trocar placement. Our device senses the precise moment of entry into the abdominal cavity, preventing overinsertion.

Dr. Terry received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from BYU, an M.S. in Engineering Systems from the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder in Boulder, Colorado. Following his M.S. degree, he spent 9 years as both a software and mechanical engineer in the medical device research and development industry. After his time in industry, he spent 10 years as an Assistant and then Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at BYU.

Professional Citizenship

  • Editor, Associate Editor, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (2020 - Present)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Design of Medical Devices Conference 2024 (2024 - 2024)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Acta Biomaterialia (2024 - 2024)
  • Grant Proposal Reviewer, External, Department of Defense (2023 - 2024)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal (2024 - 2024)
  • Media Interview, Science Advances (2023 - 2023)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Nature Electronics (2023 - 2023)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Robotica (2023 - 2023)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Cambridge University Press (2023 - 2023)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Elsevier (2023 - 2023)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Nature Electronics (2023 - 2023)

Courses Taught

Publications

Gregory S. Hirst Sunandita Sarker Benjamin Spencer Terry Musharrat Mustaree Mau Sunandita Sarker Benjamin Spencer Terry Seth P. Harris Benjamin Terry Yang Liu Benjamin Terry Felix Chernousko Joseph Paez Chavez Riaz Mohammed Randy Rasmussen Benjamin Terry Riaz Mohammed Nathaniel Zollinger Andrea McCain Roser Romaguera-Matas Seth Harris Keely Buesing Mark Borden Benjamin Terry Yang Liu Jiyuan Tian Luigi Manfredi Benjamin Terry Shyam Prasad Imdadur Rahman Wojciech Marlicz Anastoasios Koulaouzidis

Presentations

Benjamin Spencer Terry
Benjamin Terry
Luke Taylor Gregory Hirst Allison Crane Benjamin Spencer Terry
Gregory Hirst Sunandita Sarker Benjamin Spencer Terry
Anna Levorson Riaz Mohammed Alexander Changyu Awaneesh Upadhyay Kang Ho Song Mark Borden Benjamin Terry
Riaz Mohammed Anna Levorson Alexander Changyu Awaneesh Upadhyay Kang Ho Song Mark Borden Benjamin Terry
Sean Crimmins Mark Carlson Keely Buesing Benjamin Terry