Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Courtesy Appointment, Biomedical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Scaife Hall 309
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
I joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in the fall of 2018. I was previously
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.
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
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Society for Biomaterials (SFB)