Wade Troxell


Mechanical Engineering


Dr. Troxell is on the faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He is the past Associate Dean for Research and Economic Development for the College of Engineering at Colorado State University. He is a Fellow of the AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS (ASME) and currently serves as the mayor of the City of Fort Collins.

Dr. Troxell is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of intelligent robotics and intelligent control of distributed systems. For his current research, he is Director of the Robotics and Autonomous Machines Laboratory (RamLab) and the Center for Networked Distributed Energy (NetEnergy).

Dr. Troxell has been involved in start-up enterprises and Colorado-based small to medium-sized manufacturing companies. He co-founded and directed the Manufacturing Excellence Center (MEC) at Colorado State University for 10 years. MEC was a consortium of 41 laboratories and centers focused on improving the competitiveness and profitability of small to medium-sized manufacturers in Colorado. He co-founded Sixth Dimension, Inc., a provider of network communications and real-time control technology for the electric power industry.