The Materials Testing Equipment Controller (MTEC) is a device intended to control a testing apparatus that simulates the forces exerted by the human foot while in motion. The purpose of this equipment is to test the material qualities of the orthopedic inserts used by veterans who have developed deformities. Eight actuators will be used to provide the desired loads in the material while eight load cells measure how the material reacts to these stressed. This project, sponsored by the University of Central Florida Department of Mechanical, Material, and Aerospace Engineering, will be implemented in the research laboratory of Dr. Ali Gordon.

Dr. Ali Gordon and Mechanics of Material Research Group (MOMRG)

Francis Bato is a senior at the University of Central Florida that will graduate with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering (May 2011). He currently is a participant of the Cooperative Work Experience Program at UCF with Lockheed Martin. He plans to continue his education in the field of electrical engineering, as well as beginning a career in the industry.
Bishoy Botros is a senior student in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Central Florida. He is going to graduate with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering in spring of 2011; he will be pursuing a master degree in Business Administration while kicking off a working engineering career towards real life applications.
Erich Dondyk is currently a senior at the University of Central Florida and will receive his Bachelorís of Science in Electrical Engineering on December of 2011 and his Bachelorís of Science in Computer Engineering on August of 2012. He has attended the University of Central Florida for four years and plans to continue his graduate studies here. He is currently working with the UCF/Lockheed Martin Work Experience Program. His primary interests lie in embedded systems, networks and security, and physics.
Nghia Nguyen is a senior at the University of Central Florida. He is currently studying Computer Engineering with a minor in math. He plans on developing his skill further in embedded systems and software engineering.