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Jean-Michel Mongeau

Assistant Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Mechanical Engineering

204 Reber Building

jmm1175@psu.edu

814-865-7842

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Biomechanics and Bioengineering; Neuromechanics; Sensors & Controls

Interest Areas:

Neural and mechanical control of animal locomotion, biological system identification, bio-inspired engineering, robots as tools to study control of locomotion.

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, 2007
  • Ph D, Biophysics, University of California-Berkeley, 2013

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Jean-Michel Mongeau, Karen Cheng, Jacob Aptekar and Mark A Frye, 2019, "Visuomotor strategies for object approach and aversion in Drosophila melanogaster", Journal of Experimental Biology, 222, (3)
  • Mehmet Keles, Jean-Michel Mongeau and Mark A Frye, 2019, "Object features and T4/T5 motion detectors modulate the dynamics of bar tracking by Drosophila", Journal of Experimental Biology, 222, (2)
  • K Jayaram, Jean-Michel Mongeau, A Mohapatra, P Birkmeyer, R S Fearing and R J Full, 2018, "Transition by head-on collision: mechanically mediated manoeuvres in cockroaches and small robots", Journal of The Royal Society Interface, 15, (139), pp. 1-11
  • Jean-Michel Mongeau and M A Frye, 2017, "Drosophila spatiotemporally integrates visual signals to control saccades", Current Biology, 27, (19), pp. 2901-2914
  • Jean-Michel Mongeau, S N Sponberg, J P Miller and R J Full, 2015, "Sensory processing within antenna enables rapid implementation of feedback control for high-speed running maneuvers", Journal of Experimental Biology, 218, (15), pp. 2344-2354
  • Jean-Michel Mongeau, A Demir, C J Dallmann, K Jayaram, N J Cowan and R J Full, 2014, "Mechanical processing via passive dynamic properties of the cockroach antenna can facilitate control during rapid running", Journal of Experimental Biology, 217, pp. 3333-3345
  • J W Aptekar, M F Keles, Jean-Michel Mongeau, P Lu, M A Frye and P A Shoemaker, 2014, "Method and software for using m-sequences to characterize parallel components of higher-order visual tracking behavior in Drosophila", Frontiers in Neural Circuits, 8, pp. 1-15
  • S Revzen, S Burden, TY Moore, Jean-Michel Mongea and, RJ Full , 2013, "Instantaneous kinematic phase reflects neuromechanical response to lateral perturbations of running cockroaches", Biological Cybernetics, 107, (2), pp. 179-200
  • Jean-Michel Mongeau, A Demir, J Lee, N Cowan and R J Full, 2013, "Locomotion- and mechanics-mediated tactile sensing: antenna reconfiguration simplifies control during high-speed navigation in cockroaches", Journal of Experimental Biology, 216, (24), pp. 4530-4541
  • Jean-Michel Mongeau, B McRae, A Jusufi, P Birkmeyer, A M Hoover, R Fearing and R J Full, 2012, "Rapid inversion: running animals and robots swing like a pendulum under ledges", PLoS ONE, 7, (6), pp. 1-9

Abstracts

  • Jean-Michel Mongeau and Mark A Frye, 2018, "Neural correlates of saccade control algorithms in Drosophila", Integrative and Comparative Biology, 58, pp. E157
  • Jean-Michel Mongeau, F Khan, A Solomon and M A Frye, 2016, "The dynamics and control of body saccades during visual fixation in Drosophila", Integrative and Comparative Biology, 56, pp. 1
  • C J Dallmann, Jean-Michel Mongeau, K Jayaram and R J Full, 2013, "Dynamic response of antenna flagellum in the American cockroach", Integrative and Comparative Biology, 53, pp. E273
  • Jean-Michel Mongeau, S N Sponberg and R J Full, 2013, "Unit responses from antenna in cockroaches generate control input predicted from control theoretic model of wall following", Integrative and Comparative Biology, 53, pp. E148
  • Jean-Michel Mongeau, T Alexander and R J Full, 2012, "Neuromechanical feedback during dynamic recovery after a lateral perturbation in rapid running cockroaches", Integrative and Comparative Biology, 52, pp. E297
  • Jean-Michel Mongeau, 2012, "Rapid inversion: Running cockroaches, geckos, and robots swing like a pendulum under ledges", Integrative and Comparative Biology, 52, pp. E123
  • A Demir, E G Samson, Jean-Michel Mongeau, K Jayaram, R J Full and N J Cowan, 2011, "A Tunable, Multisegmented Robotic Antenna for Identifying and Testing Biomechanical Design Principles", 51, pp. E182
  • Jean-Michel Mongeau, K Jayaram, A Demir, E G Sampson, N J Cowan and R J Full, 2011, "Biomechanics of tactile sensor for wall following and spatial mapping", Integrative and Comparative Biology, 51, pp. E93
  • R J Full, K Jayaram, Jean-Michel Mongeau, P Birkmeyer, A Hoover and R S Fearing, 2011, "Role of Robustness in Running: Bio-and Bio-inspired Exoskeletons", Integrative and Comparative Biology, 51, pp. E44
  • Jean-Michel Mongeau, 2010, "Mechanical Feedback of Antenna-Substrate Interaction Simplifies Cockroach Antennal Navigation", Integrative and Comparative Biology, 50, pp. E120
  • K Jayaram, Jean-Michel Mongeau, B McRae and R J Full, 2010, "High-speed horizontal to vertical transitions in running cockroaches reveals a principle of robustness", Integrative and Comparative Biology, 50, pp. E83
  • S Sponberg, Jean-Michel Mongeau, J P Miller and R J Full, 2009, "Decoding cockroach antennal tactile navigation using naturalistic and white noise stimuli in a control theoretic framework", Integrative and Comparative Biology, 49, pp. E161

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Committee Work, Chairperson, ABET for ME345, 2017

Service to External Organizations:

 


 

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