Friday, September 11, 2015

Welcome to Dr. Furman's Blog!

Welcome to my personal blog!

I'm Burford (Buff) Furman, currently Professor of Mechanical Engineering at San José State University, where I have been since 1994. Prior to coming to SJSU, I worked at IBM in San José designing components for disk drives. My areas of interest for research and teaching are in solar-powered automated transit, mechatronics, and intelligent mechanical systems.

I've been co-leading the Spartan Superway project at SJSU since fall of 2012. There is much more about the Superway project at: and