Lab Alumni

Postdocs

Giada Gerboni

Project:
Robotic Needle Steering
Education:
PhD in Biorobotics, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy
MS in Biomedical Engineering, University of Pisa, Italy
BS in Biomedical Engineering, University of Pisa, Italy
Email:
ggerboni [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:ggerboni [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Giada's Webpage

Matthew Gilbertson

Project:
Ultrasound Haptic Guidance
Education:
PhD in Mechanical Engineering, MIT
MS in Mechanical Engineering, MIT
BS in Mechanical Engineering, MIT
Email:
mwg314 [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:mwg314 [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
[[MatthewGilbertson| Matthew's Webpage]

Heather Culbertson

Project:
Haptic Displays for Ultrasound Guidance
Education:
PhD in Mechanical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
MS in Mechanical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
BS in Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
Email:
hculbert [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:hculbert [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Heather's Webpage

Kamran Shamaei

Project:
Multilateral Teleoperation Robotics in Surgical Systems
Education:
PhD, Yale University
MS, ETH Zurich
BS, Iran University of Science and Technology
Email:
shamaei [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:shamaei [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Kamran's Webpage

Ryder Winck

Project:
Model-based Haptic Control for Space Robotics
Education:
PhD in Mechanical Engineering,
MS in Mechanical Engineering,
Georgia Tech
BS in Mechanical Engineering,
BA in Visual Arts,
Rice University

Email:
ryder [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:%20ryder [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Ryder's Webpage

Ilana Nisky

Project:
Human-in-the-Loop Telepresence Control for Robot-Assisted Surgery
Education:
PhD in Biomedical Engineering,
MSc in Biomedical Engineering,
BSc in Biomedical Engineering,
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Email:
nisky [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:%20nisky [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Ilana's Old Webpage, Ilana's New Webpage

Ali Shahdi

Project:
Model-based Haptic Control for Space Robotics
Education:
PhD in Electrical Engineering,
MSc in Electrical Engineering,
McMaster University
BSc, Electrical Engineering,
Sharif University of Technology

Email:
shahdi [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:%20shahdi [snail] stanford [period] edu

PhD and MS Students

Sean Sketch

Project:
Sensory Augmentation for Post-Stroke Movement Rehabilitation
Education:
MS in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
BSE in Mechanical Engineering, Princeton University
Email:
ssketch [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:ssketch [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Sean's Webpage

Darrel Deo

Project:
Movement Representation in Motor Cortex and Applications to Brain-Computer-Interface Control
Co-advisors:
Krishna Shenoy, PhD
Jaimie Henderson, MD
Education:
MS in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
BS in Robotics Engineering, University of California, Santa Cruz
Email:
ddeo [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:ddeo [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Darrel's Webpage

Jacob Suchoski

Project:
Tactile Feedback for Virtual Reality Applications
Education:
MS in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
BS in Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan
Email:
jsucho [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:jsucho [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Coming Soon.

Yuhang Che

Project:
Human-Robot Collaboration for Multilateral Manipulation
Education:
BS in Mechanical Engineering,
Shanghai Jiao Tong University,
Purdue University
Email:
yuhangc [snail] stanford [period] eduu -> mailto:yuhangc [snail] stanford [period] eduu
Webpage:
Yuhang's Webpage

Joey Greer

Project:
Modeling, Estimation, and Control of Soft and Flexible Robots
Education:
BS in Math,
BS in Computer Science,
University of Oregon
Email:
jdgreer [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:jdgreer [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Joey's Webpage

Tania Morimoto

Project:
Personalized Medical Robots
Education:
BS in Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Email:
taniakm [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:taniakm [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Tania's Webpage

Sam Schorr

Project:
Skin Stretch Sensory Substitution and Guidance in Teleoperation
Education:
MS in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
BS in Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
Email:
sschorr [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:sschorr [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Sam's Webpage

Andrew Stanley

Project:
Particle Jamming as an Encountered-type Haptic Display for Medical Simulation
Education:
PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
MS in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
BS in Mechanical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
Email:
astan [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:astan [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Andrew's Webpage

Lizmarie Comenencia Ortiz

Project:
Catheter for Robot-Assisted Access to Brain Vasculature
Education:
BS in Mechanical Engineering,
BS in Biomedical Engineering,
Carnegie Mellon University
Email:
lcomenen [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:lcomenen [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Lizmarie's Webpage

Troy Adebar

Project:
Ultrasound Imaging and Control for Robotic Needle Steering
Education:
PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
MASc in Electrical and Computer Engineering,
BASc in Mechanical Engineering,
University of British Columbia
Email:
tadebar [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:tadebar [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Troy's Webpage

Kirk Nichols

Project:
Autonomous and Collaborative Palpation for Surgical Robots
Education:
PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering,
BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering,
BS in Applied Mathematics,
University of Colorado at Boulder
Email:
nicholsk [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:nicholsk [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Kirk's Webpage

Nick Colonnese

Project:
Accuracy and Stability Impedance-Type Haptic Displays
Education:
PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
MS in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
BS in Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington
Email:
ncolonnese [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:ncolonnese [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Nick's Webpage

Zhan Fan Quek

Project:
Shear Display with Skin Stretch Devices
Education:
PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
BS in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Email:
zfquek [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:zfquek [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Zhan Fan's Webpage

Ann Majewicz

Project:
Robotic Needle Steering for Clinical Applications
Education:
PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
MSE in Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
BS in Electrical Engineering,
BS in Mechanical Engineering,
University of St. Thomas
Email:
Ann [period] Majewicz [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:Ann [period] Majewicz [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Ann's Old Webpage, Ann's New Webpage

Tricia Gibo

Position:
PhD Candidate, Johns Hopkins University
Project:
Rehabilitation Robotics
Email:
gibo [snail] jhu [period] edu -> mailto:gibo [snail] jhu [period] edu
Webpage:
Tricia's Webpage

Michele Rotella

Project:
Device Design for Rehabilitation of Reach in Stroke Patients
Education:
BS in Biomedical Engineering, The College of New Jersey
Email:
mrotella [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:%20mrotella [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Michele's Webpage

Jim Gwilliam

Position:
Visiting Student, Stanford University
PhD Candidate, Johns Hopkins University
Project:
Haptics in Robot-Assisted Surgery
Education:
BS in Biomedical Engineering, University of Utah
Email:
jim [period] gwilliam [snail] jhu [period] edu -> mailto:jim [period] gwilliam [snail] jhu [period] edu
Webpage:
Jim's Website

Thomas R. Wedlick

Position:
Visiting Student, Stanford University
PhD Candidate, Johns Hopkins University
Project:
Needle Steering, Needle and Needle Tissue Interaction Modeling, Robotic Needle Insertion
Education:
MSE in Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
BS in Mechanical Engineering, The College of New Jersey
Email:
wedlick [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:wedlick [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Tom's Webpage

Visiting Faculty and Scholars

Dr. Dangxiao Wang

Title:
Professor at Robotics Institute, Beihang University (Visiting Professor)
Projects:
Haptics
Education:
PhD, Robotics Insitute, School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Beihang University, Beijing China
ScM, College of Astronautics, Northwestern Polytechnic University, Xi'an, China
BS, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shaanxi Insitute of Technology, Shaanxia, China
Email:
hapticwang [snail] buaa [period] edu [period] cn -> mailto:hapticwang [snail] buaa [period] edu [period] cn
Webpage:
Human-machine Interaction Lab

Carine Rognon

Title:
Visiting Scholar
Projects:
Rendering the sensation of flying from a drone to a human
Education:
Currently, PhD student in Robotics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL)
MS in Biomedical Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ), with a Master Thesis at the University of Tokyo
BS in Microengineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL)
Email:
carine [period] rognon [snail] epfl [period] ch -> mailto:carine [period] rognon [snail] epfl [period] ch
Webpage:
Linkedin
NCCR Robotics

Christian Duriez

Title:
Research Director at INRIA (Visiting Scholar)
Projects:
Modeling, simulation & control of soft robots
Short Bio:
- PhD in robotics from University of Evry & CEA (France) in 2004
- Post-Doc at the CIMIT SimGroup in Boston in 2005
- Team member of Alcove and Shacra teams at Inria (Surgical simulation, haptics, interaction & soft tissue models, ...) between 2006 and 2014
- Team leader of Defrost team (Inria & University of Lille) since 2015: Defrost website
Email:
christian [period] duriez [snail] inria [period] fr -> mailto:christian [period] duriez [snail] inria [period] fr
Webpage:
Christian's Webpage

Yasuhisa Kamikawa

Title:
Visiting Scholar
Projects:
Haptics
Education:
MS in Integrated Design Engineering, Keio University, Japan
BS in Mechanical Engineering, Keio University, Japan
Email:
Yasuhisa [period] Kamikawa [snail] jp [period] sony [period] com -> mailto:Yasuhisa [period] Kamikawa [snail] jp [period] sony [period] com
Webpage:
Yasu's Webpage

Elliot Hawkes

Title:
Visiting Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Projects:
Growing Robots, Soft Actuators, Exoskeletons
Education:
PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
MS in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
AB in Mechanical Engineering, Harvard University
Email:
ewhawkes [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:ewhawkes [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Elliot's Webpage

Yu Sun

Title:
Visiting Associate Professor
Projects:
Robotic grasping, manipulation, haptics, robot vision (2016-2017)
Education:
Email:
sunyu [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:sunyu [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Yu's Webpage

William Provancher

Project in the CHARM Lab:
Skin stretch for enhancing force feedback (2011-2012)
Position:
Associate Professor, The University of Utah
Email:
wil [snail] mech [period] utah [period] edu -> mailto:wil [snail] mech [period] utah [period] edu
Webpage:
Will's Webpage

Yoshihiro Kuroda

Position:
Assistant Professor, Osaka University
Email:
ykuroda [snail] bpe [period] es [period] osaka-u [period] ac [period] jp -> mailto:ykuroda [snail] bpe [period] es [period] osaka-u [period] ac [period] jp
Webpage:
Yoshi's Webpage

Professor Michael Yip

Research Areas:
Medical Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Control
Institution:
UC San Diego
Email:
yip [snail] ucsd [period] edu -> mailto:yip [snail] ucsd [period] edu
Webpage:
Advanced Robotics and Controls Lab (ARClab) at UCSD

Visiting Students

Sajid Nisar

Title:
Visiting Scholar
Projects:
Haptics, Teleoperation, Surgical Robotics
Education:
MS in Mechanical Engineering & Science, Kyoto University, Japan
BS in Mechanical Engineering, University of Engg. & Tech. Taxila, Pakistan
Email:
sajidn [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:sajidn [snail] stanford [period] edu
nisar [period] sajid [period] 78v [snail] st [period] kyoto-u [period] ac [period] jp -> mailto:nisar [period] sajid [period] 78v [snail] st [period] kyoto-u [period] ac [period] jp
Webpage:
Sajid's Webpage

Nima Enayati

Title:
Visiting Phd Student, Bioengineering
Projects:
Surgical Robotics (2017)
Education:
MSc Automation Engineering, Politecnico di Milano
BSc Mechanical Engineering, KNT University, Tehran
Email:
nimen [snail] stanford [period] edu -> mailto:nimen [snail] stanford [period] edu
Webpage:
Nima's Webpage

Mike Domenik Rinderknecht

Position:
PhD Candidate, ETH Zurich
Project:
Rehabilitation Robotics
Email:
mike [period] rinderknecht [snail] hest [period] ethz [period] ch -> mailto:mike [period] rinderknecht [snail] hest [period] ethz [period] ch

Webpage:
Mike's Website

Dana D. Damian

Project in the CHARM Lab:
Tactile Sensing and Display Systems for Prosthetic Applications (2011-2012)
Education:
BSE in Computer Science, Technical University Timisoara, Romania
PhD Candidate, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Current Position:
Postdoc at Harvard Children's Hospital
Email:
damian [snail] ifi [period] uzh [period] ch -> mailto:%20damian [snail] ifi [period] uzh [period] ch
Webpage:
Dana's Webpage

Angelica Ruszkowski

Project:
da Vinci Research Kit
Education:
MASc in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of British Columbia (In Progress)
BASc in Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo

Email:
angelicar [snail] ece [period] ubc [period] ca -> mailto:angelicar [snail] ece [period] ubc [period] ca
Webpage:
Angelica's LinkedIn

Rotators and Undergraduate Students

Summer 2019:
Devin Hunter, devin.hunter2017@gmail.com (SURF student from Edward Waters College, working with Fabio Stroppa on AI)
Xin Yi Ren, xren2@caltech.edu (REU student from Caltech, working with Kyle Yoshida on soft haptics)
Lauren Pitzer, lnpitzer@stanford.edu (REU student from Stanford, working with Nathaniel Agharese on vine robot dynamics)
Bryce Huerta, bhuerta@stanford.edu (REU student from Stanford, working with Cara Nunez on haptic perception studies and Cole Simpson on wearable soft assistive devices)
Nicole Salz, nsalz@stanford.edu (SURI student from Stanford, working with Sophia Williams and Mine Sarac on wearable haptics)
Valory Banashek, valoryb@stanford.edu (SURI student from Stanford, working with Brian Do on soft robot design)
Brandon Ritter, ritter98@stanford.edu (Stanford coterm, working with Caitlyn Seim on passive tactile stimulation for stroke rehab)
* Samantha Lukpat, slukpat@yahoo.com (high school student from St. Francis, working with Ming Luo)\\ * Ben Pratt, benepratt1@gmail.com (high school student from Gunn High School, working with Bryce Huerta)\\ * James Ballard, jwesballard@gmail.com (high school student from Menlo Atherton High School, working with Nathan Usevitch on soft robot design)

Spring 2019:
Ari Brown <aribrown@stanford.edu> (undergrad, vine robot)
Johnny Armenta <jarmenta@stanford.edu> (undergrad, vine robot)
Ileana Pirozzi <ipirozzi@stanford.edu> (BioE PhD, holdable haptics)
Mihyun Choi <mhchoi@stanford.edu> (BioE PhD, holdable haptics)
Bibit Bianchini <bibit@stanford.edu> (MS ME, haptic bracelet)
Sander Tonkens <stonkens@stanford.edu> (MS ME, soft haptic control)

Winter 2019:
Ari Brown <aribrown@stanford.edu> (undergrad, vine robot)
Hyun Joo Lee <hjlee22@stanford.edu> (MS ME, vine robot)
Catie Cuan <ccuan@stanford.edu> (PhD ME, vine robot)
Marissa Rachel Lee <marissalee@stanford.edu> (PhD ME, surgical learning)
Tom Cole Welch <tcwelch@stanford.edu> (undergrad, vine robot)
Brad Immel <bdimmel@stanford.edu> (undergrad, vine robot)

Fall 2018:
Rachel Thomasson, rthom@stanford.edu (rotator, vine robot)
Julia Di, juliad@stanford.edu (rotator, deformable haptic devices)
Kyle Tadao Yoshida, kyle3@stanford.edu (rotator, soft wearable haptics)
Negin Heravi, nheravi@stanford.edu (rotator, robotic sensing)
Josey Oquendo, oquendoy@stanford.edu (da Vinci training)
Tiger Sun, tgsun@stanford.edu (SURI, fingertip haptics)
Tom Cole Welch <tcwelch@stanford.edu> (undergrad, deformable haptic devices)
Imogen Farlie, imogen.farlie@hotmail.co.uk (surgical learning)

Summer 2018:
Tiger Sun, tgsun@stanford.edu (SURI, drone haptics and fingertip haptics)
Tita Kanjanapas, smitak2@stanford.edu (SURI, soft wearable haptics)
Sadie Cutler, sadie.cutler@gmail.com (REU, vine robot)
Bethany Chaffin, bchaffin@stanford.edu (educational haptics)
Claus Omolo, claus2@stanford.edu (educational haptics)
Sean Williams, williams9sean@gmail.com (educational haptics)
Daniel Shuldman, eliasds@berkeley.edu (educational haptics)
Anthony Anderson, anthony.anderson@claytonvalley.org (educational haptics)
Sarah Brennan, sbrenn@stanford.edu (BSME 2.0 lab development)
Zach Blum, zblum25@stanford.edu (BSME 2.0 lab development)
Imogen Farlie, imogen.farlie@hotmail.co.uk (surgical learning)

Summer 2017:
Nathaniel Agharese
Chelsea Chen
Tyler Cloyd
Kaitlyn Gee
Susana Martinez
Brian Su
Cuthbert Sun
Zane Zook

Margaret Koehler (Summer 2012 - Winter 2013)
Dennis Lin (Summer 2012)
Adam Genecov (Summer 2013)
Joshua Siegel (Summer 2013)