Richard M. Murray

Thomas E. and Doris Everhart Professor of Control and Dynamical Systems and Bioengineering
B.S., Caltech, 1985; M.S., University of California, Berkeley, 1988; Ph.D., 1990. Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Caltech, 1991-97; Associate Professor, 1997-2000; Professor, 2000-05; Professor of Control and Dynamical Systems, 2005-06; Everhart Professor of Control and Dynamical Systems; 2006-09; Everhart Professor of Control and Dynamical Systems and Bioengineering, 2009-. Chair, Engineering and Applied Science, 2000-05; Director, Information Science and Technology, 2006-2009; Interim Chair, Engineering and Applied Science, 2008-09.

Nikki Fauntleroy
Assistant to Dr. Richard Murray
Steele Lab 107


Research Overview

Research in Richard Murray's group is in the application of feedback and control to networked systems, with applications in biology and autonomy. Current projects include novel control system architectures, biomolecular feedback systems and networked control systems.

Additional Research Areas

Control theory; biological circuit design; robotics


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Selected Publications 

Hsiao, Victoria and Hori, Yutaka and Rothemund, Paul W. K. and Murray, Richard M. (2016) A population-based temporal logic gate for timing and recording chemical events. Molecular Systems Biology, 12 (5). Art. No. 869. ISSN 1744-4292. Download

de los Santos, Emmanuel L. C. and Meyerowitz, Joseph T. and Mayo, Stephen L. and Murray, Richard M. (2016) Engineering Transcriptional Regulator Effector Specificity using Computational Design and In Vitro Rapid Prototyping: Developing a Vanillin Sensor. ACS Synthetic Biology, 5 (4). pp. 287-295. ISSN 2161-5063. Download

Niederholtmeyer, Henrike and Sun, Zachary Z. and Hori, Yutaka and Yeung, Enoch and Verpoorte, Amanda and Murray, Richard M. and Maerkl, Sebastian J. (2015) Rapid cell-free forward engineering of novel genetic ring oscillators. eLife, 4 . Art. No. e09771. ISSN 2050-084X. Download

Takahashi, Melissa K. and Hayes, Clarmyra A. and Chappell, James and Sun, Zachary Z. and Murray, Richard M. and Noireaux, Vincent and Lucks, Julius B. (2015) Characterizing and prototyping genetic networks with cell-free transcription–translation reactions. Methods, 86 . pp. 60-72. ISSN 1046-2023. Download

Kim, Jongmin and Khetarpal, Ishan and Sen, Shaunak and Murray, Richard M. (2014) Synthetic circuit for exact adaptation and fold-change detection. Nucleic Acids Research, 42 (9). pp. 6078-6089. ISSN 0305-1048. Download


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