Juan De la Fuente valadez

Juan O. De la Fuente Valadez, PhD

  • Visiting Assistant Professor

Affiliated Programs


  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering (2016)
    Arizona State University (AZ)
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering (2013)
    Arizona State University (AZ)
  • BS, Mechatronics Engineering (2008)
    Tecnologico de Monterrey (MX)

About Me

I have been interested in the integration of mechanical and electronic design with control engineering since I attended college; after graduating, worked for an industrial automation company in the department of R&D. During graduate school and my appointment as postdoctoral fellow, researched the application of control engineering to improve the performance of orthoses that require periodic motion, explored new instrumentation ways to control orthoses, designed testing equipment, and developed prototypes of robotic mechanism using 3D printing. I have experience doing research and development, product design, and industrial automation. My formal training has been in mechatronics, power electronics, and robotics. 

Research Interests

Mechatronics, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence


  • J. De la Fuente, R. Shor and S. Larter, "Single Actuator Peristaltic Robot for Subsurface Exploration and Device Emplacement," 2020 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2020, pp. 8096-8102, doi: 10.1109/ICRA40945.2020.9196823.
  • Juan De La Fuente, Susheelkumar C. Subramanian, Thomas G. Sugar, Sangram Redkar, A robust phase oscillator design for wearable robotic systems, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Volume 128, 2020, 103514, ISSN 0921-8890, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.robot.2020.103514.
  • De la Fuente, J., Sugar, T. G., and Redkar, S. (March 9, 2017). "Nonlinear, Phase-Based Oscillator to Generate and Assist Periodic Motions." ASME. J. Mechanisms Robotics. April 2017; 9(2): 024502. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4036023

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