About Douglas Bristow

Douglas Bristow

Mechanical & Aerospace Engin
292C Toomey Hall

573-341-6559 | dbristow@mst.edu


Academic Positions:

- Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Missouri S&T, 2014-present
- Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Missouri S&T, 2008-2014
- Postdoctoral Researcher, Nano-CEMMS Center, University of Illinois, 2007-2008


Research interests

Dynamic modeling and control of micro- and nano-positioning systems, atomic force microscopes and additive manufacturing systems, volumetric error compensation, iterative learning control, multi-dimensional control, and signal processing.


Journal Publications

Awards and recognition


  • Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Students UIUC (Sp 2006, Fa 2006)
  • ASME Graduate Teaching Fellowship (2005-2007)
  • Best Presentation in Session American Control Conference (2003, 2005)
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2002-2005)