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William Messner

Dr. Messner has 20 years of experience in legal consulting. He has deep knowledge of autonomous vehicles, robotics, data storage systems, microfluidics, assistive technologies and control systems.

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Some Areas of Expertise

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Control Systems
  • Robotics
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Data Storage Systems
  • Microfluidics


Dr. William Messner is currently an adjunct professor of mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. He was a member of Carnegie Mellon teams competing in the DARPA Grand Challenge in 2004 and 2005. He is the co-developer of the web-based Control Tutorials for MATLAB® and Simulink®. He was a visiting professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, a visiting scientist at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2005-2006, and a full professor at Tufts from 2012-2017. He is a Fellow of the AAAS and the ASME, a Senior Member of IEEE, and a winner the Education Award from ASME’s Dynamic Systems and Controls Division. He is an experienced expert witness, including working on many matters involving patent infringement.

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