Current Members


Postdoctoral Associates:

Ph.D. Students:

Undergraduate Students:

  • Marissa Ferreyros
  • Zhuolun Wang
  • Matthew Ma
  • Andre Ruas


Previous Members

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Ph.D. Students

  • Alican Demir (Ph.D. 2015), now an engineering at a medical device company (Clearguide Medical)
  • M. Mert Ankarali (Ph.D. 2015).
  • Shahin Sefati (Ph.D. 2014), now a postdoc with René Vidal at Johns Hopkins University.
  • Manu S. Madhav (Ph.D. 2014), now a postdoc at Johns Hopkins University.
  • Eatai Roth (Ph.D. 2012), now a postdoc with Michael Dickinson at University of Washington.
  • John Swensen (Ph.D. 2011), now a postdoc with Aaron Dollar at Yale University.
  • Jusuk Lee (Ph.D. 2009), now a senior engineer with the Mechatronics & Manufacturing Technology Center, Samsung Electronics
  • Vinutha Kallem (Ph.D. 2008), now at SRI
  • Robert Webster (Ph.D. 2007), now at Vanderbilt University as an Assistant Professor

Research Scientists and Postdocs

  • M. Mert Ankarali (Postdoc 2015-2016).
  • Eric Tytell (Research scientist 2011-2012), now at Tufts University as an Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Sean Carver, Ph.D. 2006–2009 (as postdoc; co-supervised with Prof. Eric Fortune), and 2010-2013 (as Assistant Research Scientist), now at American University as a Professorial Lecturer.
  • Dr. Sarah Stamper, Ph.D. (Postdoc 2013-2015), now a science teacher at McDonogh School.
  • Andrew Lamperski (Postdoc 2012), now an Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Minnesota
  • Terence Mitchell (Postdoc 2010-2011), now at Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine as an Assistant Professor.
  • Erion Plaku (2010-2012), now at The Catholic University of America as an Assistant Professor
  • Kyle B. Reed (Postdoc 2008-2009), now at the University of South Florida as an Assistant Professor
  • Jacopo Piazzi (Postdoc 2003-2004)

M.S. Students

  • Landon Unninayar (MS ’05)
  • Brett Kutscher (MS ’04), Now a software engineer at General Dynamics Robotic Systems


  • Mohamad Ramadan (JHU BS ’04)
  • Andrew Lamperski (JHU BS ’04), now a PhD student at Caltech
  • Christopher Carruthers (Summer REU, ’05)
  • Owen Loh (PURA recipient Summer ’04, BS ’05), Now a PhD student at Northwestern
  • Michael Ryan Francis (JHU BS’05)
  • Daniel Valladao (Howard Hughes Fellow, Summer 2006)
  • Robinson Seda-Padilla (Summer REU student, 2006), now a PhD student at University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • Joe Romano (JHU BS ’07), now a PhD student at UPenn
  • Courtney Maxey (Summer REU student, 2007)
  • Christopher Dorbian (JHU Class of ’08), now a PhD student at Stanford
  • Katie Zhuang (JHU BS ’09, Summer REU student, 2007 ), now a PhD student at Duke
  • Terrence Jao (JHU BS ’08, Howard Hughes Fellow, Summer 2006), now a PhD student at USC
  • Avik De (JHU Class of ’10, PURA Recipient Summer 2008 and Summer 2009), now a PhD student at U Penn
  • Yoni Silverman (JHU Class of ’10, REU Recipient, Summer 2009 ), now a PhD student at Northwestern
  • Brent Dolan (JHU Class of ’11)
  • Robert Grande (JHU Class of ’12), now a PhD student at MIT
  • Elyse Edwards (JHU Class of ’13)
  • James Teasley (JHU Class of ’14)
  • Daniel Shin (JHU Class of ’14)
  • Haley Huang (JHU Class of ’15)
  • Jordan Mandel (JHU Class of ’15)
  • Samuel Frishman (JHU Class of ’15)
  • Alexander Griffith (JHU Class of ’15)
  • Ned Samson (JHU Class of ’15)
  • Akshay Alaghatta
  • John Curtin

High School Students

  • Nicholas Keller (Baltimore Polytechnic Ingenuity Project Student, Fall ’06), now a Meyerhoff Scholar at UMBC
  • Kelly Canfield (Garrison Forest High School WISE Student, Fall ’06), now an undergraduate in Engineering at UMD
  • Lily Deford (Garrison Forest High School WISE Student, Spring ’06)
  • Ned Samson (Baltimore Polytechnic Ingenuity Project Student, 2010), now an undergraduate in Mechanical Engineering at JHU
  • Morgan Hobson (Baltimore Polytechnic Ingenuity Project Student, 2014-15)
  • Gus Meisner (Baltimore Polytechnic Ingenuity Project Student, 2014-15)
  • Jackie Magaha (Garrison Forest High School WISE Student, 2014-15

Prevous lab photos can be found here.