Victoria Webster-Wood

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Courtesy Appointment, Biomedical Engineering 

Victoria Webster-Wood

Source: College of Engineering


Carnegie Mellon University
Mechanical Engineering
5000 Forbes Avenue
Scaife Hall 309
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Phone: 412-268-3017

Fax: 412-268-3348







I joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in the fall of 2018. I was previously a NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow at Case Western Reserve University in the Tissue Fabrication and Mechanobiology Lab having received my Ph.D. from the same institution as a NSF Graduate Research Fellow in the Biologically-Inspired Robotics Lab.

I established the CMU Biohybrid and Organic Robotics Group (B.O.R.G). Our research focuses on the use of organic materials as structures, actuators, sensors, and controllers towards the development of biohybrid and organic robots and biohybrid prosthetics.

The long-term research goal of the CMU B.O.R.G. will be to develop completely organic, autonomous robots with programmable neural circuits. Such robotic systems will have applications in search and rescue, environmental monitoring, and prosthetics. However, to achieve this goal, robust organic solutions are needed for each of the four fundamental components of robotic systems: structures, actuators, sensors, and controllers. This research brings together bio-inspired robotics, tissue engineering, and computational neuroscience to create novel devices.  


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B.S.E. 2012, Case Western Reserve University
M.S. 2013, Case Western Reserve University
Ph.D. 2017, Case Western Reserve University
Postdoc, Case Western Reserve University


Publications on Google Scholar  


Professional Memberships

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Society for Biomaterials (SFB)