Education

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, 1999

Research Interests

Electrostatic gecko-like adhesives for climbing, perching, and manipulation

Navigation integrity for self driving cars and other mobile robots

Multi-modal locomotion

 

 

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Awards

  • MMAE Excellence in Research Award, Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering Department, Illinois Institute of Technology (2018)
  • MMAE Excellence in Teaching Award, Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering Department, Illinois Institute of Technology (2014, 2017)

Publications

Google Scholar Citations

Expertise

Control, dynamics, mechanical design, and soft robotics