(Apple user since 1981)
Gregory P. Starr
Professor of Mechanical Engineering (now RETIRED)
The University of New Mexico
NOTE: Since retirement (6/30/2012) I don't really maintain these pages much...but there's still some pretty interesting stuff here, if I do say so myself. Sorry for some broken links, but hey...
This picture shows Dr. Greg's beautiful new 2016 BMW R1200GSA
at the Valle Grande, in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico..
Couldn't resist the GSA; longer range for those western wide-open spaces....
Intelligence: learning from your mistakes...
Wisdom: learning from other people's mistakes...
Bring Back the
- B.S. Mechanical Engineering,
University of Southern California, 1969
- 2nd biggest university robotics program in the world!
- 2005 NCAA Football Division I-A National Champs!!
(yeah, I know...losers in 2006, and on hard times now.)
But Matt Barkley's comin' back in 2012, so look out!
- Little-known fact: O.J. Simpson (same class as I)
was briefly a
world-record holder in 1967
when the USC 440-yard relay team ran a 38.6 (O.J.
ran the third leg...he ran track to stay in shape for football)
- M.S. Mechanical Engineering,
Stanford University, 1970.
- 1970-71 Rose Bowl winners w/Jim Plunkett at QB
- Perennial winners of the Director's Cup
- Little-known fact: Stanford students were/are rich-kid
conservatives at heart; tried (but failed) to be activists
like Berkeley students. Also, the "radical-ness" of a campus
is directly proportional to the number of free-roaming dogs.
- Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering,
Stanford University, 1978.
- Dissertation title: A Comparison of Control Modes in
Time-Delayed Remote Manipulation
- Adviser: Bernard Roth
- Little-known fact: Bernie Roth is a super-nice guy; I
"lucked out" by being picked up by Bernie after I finished
my coursework, and hence didn't take the dreadful Bernie-mandated
course on "Mathematical Methods in Physics"...
Class Information for Spring 2012
The classes I'm teaching during Spring 2012 are ME 380 (Control Systems),
and ME 481/581 (Digital Control).
The links below will lead to pages with information for those classes...
I will update these pages with more information as the semester progresses.
Interests and Activities
8/12/2015 update: Seems like since retirement my main "interest and activity" is riding
(and wrenching) on motorcycles...so I'll list a few more of my Ride Reports
(blogs) from recent trips. Most recent first...actually the first link is my
motorcycle comparison. Then the Ride Reports...
Since I used to be the Graduate Adviser, you can go to the
from my home page. If you're interested in graduate study, this is
the place to find more information.
To get information mailed to you, fill out the form on that page...
somebody will contact you.
Click the UNM logo to go to the University of New Mexico home page...
Click the (admittedly pretty ugly) mail icon to
send me some email...