Jason Clark
Associate Professor (Practice)

4099 Kelley Engineering Center
Corvallis, OR 97331-5501
(541) 737-7329
(541) 737-1300




  • Ph.D. in Applied Science & Technology, University of California at Berkeley, USA 2005
  • B.S. in Physics, California State University at Hayward, USA 1996


Jason Clark received a Ph.D. in Applied Science & Technology from the University of California at Berkeley in 2005. In 2006, he joined Purdue University as an assistant professor, where he developed the s-drive, the first composable actuator; microids, microrobots with insect-like dexterity; an atomic force microscope on-a-chip; Sugarcube, an online CAD/E for MEMS tool; and performance-on-demand microelectromechanical systems. In 2014, Jason founded Sugarcube Systems Inc, where he researched and developed micro/nanoscale metrology, intelligent tutoring systems, and artificial engineering. In 2017, he joined Auburn University as an assistant professor, where he created artificial muscle and the field of Polymechantronics (PMT). And in 2022, he joined Oregon State University as an associate professor of practice, where he is currently working on developing the first 3D printable polymer smart machines that can actuate, sense, and compute.


Research Interests

  • Polymechatronics (PMT)
  • Electro Micro Metrology (EMM)
  • Microrobotics 
  • Artificial Engineering (AE)
  • Computer-Aided Design and Engineering (CAD/E)
  • Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS)