- 1992 Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, Mechanical Engineering
- 1987 M.S., Yale University, Engineering and Applied Science
- 1979 B.S.M.E., University of Missouri-Columbia, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Dr. Luecke worked in the aerospace industry designing electro-hydraulic flight controls at McDonnell-Douglas Corp and Sikorsky Aircraft for ten years before earning his PhD and pursuing a career in teaching and research.
His research in robotics, dynamic systems, and controls began at Iowa State University in 1992, when he moved his research focus from industry to academia. With past appointments in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, his work deals with the analysis, modeling, and simulation of dynamic systems with particular focus on applied real-time controls. The major emphasis is to develop accurate simulation tools for use in real-time computation applied to computer-controlled and mechatronic systems.
Along with his extensive industry experience, Dr. Luecke is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Maine (#12175) and the State of Iowa (#14068). In addition to teaching, Dr. Luecke performs technical consulting in dynamic systems, controls, robotics, simulation, and mechatronics.