Awards

Sheila Russo, best poster award at the 9th Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics, June 2016 for her work on "A Soft Pop-up Proprioceptive Actuator for Minimally Invasive Surgery"

Simone Braunstein, First Place in the World in the Robotics and Intelligent Systems Category at the 2016 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

Conor Walsh, named one of the Boston Globe's 2016 Game Changers

Chris Siviy, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Denise Martineli Rossi, 1st place in the Graduate Poster Competition at the Brazilian Graduate Student Conference (BRASCON), for her poster entitled “Metabolic cost of walking decreases linearly with increased assistance at ankle joint by means of a soft exosuit”

William Whyte, best poster/oral presentation in the Early Stage Research category at the 22nd Annual Conference of the Section of Bioengineering of Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland (Bioengineering in Ireland) in Galway, Ireland for his work on "Sustained release of targeted cardiac therapy with a replenishable, implantable reservoir"

Best Paper at the 2015 International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics in Singapore for a soft robotic glove to assist patients with activities of daily living

Runner-Up Award for Best Paper at the 2015 International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics in Singapore for a medical exosuit for post-stroke gait assistance

Conor Walsh named one of MIT Technology Review’s 35 Innovators under 35 2015

Jinsoo Kim, Samsung Graduate Fellowship

American Heart Association, Post-doctoral Fellowship. "Next Generation Robotics: A Soft Exosuit For Community-Based Rehabilitation After Stroke." Louis Awad, 2015-2017

Harvard SEAS Dean's Award for Outstanding Senior Engineering Project, Emily Rogers (advised by Panagiotis Polygerinos and Donal Holland)

National Science Foundation CAREER Award, Conor Walsh

Winner, Robotics Business Review Next Generation Game Changer Award, “Harvard University Mobility-Enhancing Soft Robotic Exosuit” 

Brendan Quinlivan, NSF Graduate Fellowship

Sangjun Lee, Samsung Graduate Fellowship

Best Poster at Fulbright Science and Technology Fellows Capstone Conference, Carnegie Hall, Washington DC. Ellen Roche

Best Oral Presentation, “UV Light Transmitting Device for Cardiac Defect Closure”, Dr. M. Judah Folkman Research Day, Assunta Fabozzo (collaborator with Ellen Roche)

American Heart Association, Pre-doctoral Fellowship. “Mechanical and Biological Combination Therapy for Failing Hearts.” Ellen Roche, 2014

Harvard Faculty of Arts and Science Star Family Challenge for Promising Scientific Research

Mechanical and Biological Combination Therapy for Failing Hearts, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering Director’s Challenge

Hoopes Prize Winner for Senior Undergraduate Thesis, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences 2013-2014 for the project entitled "A Knee Exoskeleton Device for Downhill Walking."  Matt Yarri, May 2014

Grand Prize Award, 2014 Design of Medical Devices, Three in Five Competition, Monolithic Fabrication of Millimeter-Scale Surgical Devices with Integrated Sensing, Joshua Gafford

Grand Prize Award, 2014 Design of Medical Devices, Three in Five Competition, Biologically Inspired Soft Robot for Thumb Rehabilitation, Paxton Maeder-York, Tyler Clites, Emily Boggs, Ryan Neff

Grand Prize, 2014 Design of Medical Devices, Emerging Medical Innovation Valuation Competition, Smart Micro-Instruments for Advanced Intraluminal Interventions

Third Place Award, 2014 Design of Medical Devices, International Student Design Showcase, Intelligent grasper for atraumatic tissue retraction. Ye Ding, Joshua Gafford, Andrew Harris, Terrence McKenna

Best Poster Award, IDEAS Medical Robotics Workshop, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA. A soft exosuit for gait assistance. Stefano De Rossi, Kathleen O’Donnell, Alan Asbeck, Ye Ding, Ignacio Galiana, Jaehyun Bae, Ken Holt, Conor Walsh

First Place Award, 2013 ASME Student Mechanism and Robot Design Competition, Graduate Mechanism Division, Paul Loschak, Hao Pei, Kechao Xiao

ASME Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, Freudenstein/GM Young Investigator Award

Hoopes Prize Winner for Senior Undergraduate Thesis, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences 2012-2013 for the project entitled "Capzzular: Low-Cost Medical Device for Capsular Access in Cataract Surgery."  Andres de la Llera Kurth, April 2013

First Place Award, 2013 Mimics Innovation Award for Engineering on Anatomy for Cardiovascular Applications, Ellen Roche

First Place Award, 2013 Design of Medical Devices, Three in Five Competition, Minimally-invasive device for rapid urethrovesical anastomosis, Pardo-Martin, C., Duffy, M., Hoffman, K., Poddar, R.,

First Place Award, 2013 Design of Medical Devices, International Student Design Showcase, Faster and Safer Laparoscopic Morcellation Using an Actuated Wire Mesh and Bag, Alexander Isakov, Kimberly M. Murdaugh, William C. Burke, Sloan Zimmerman

Winner, 2013 Harvard College Innovation (I3) Challenge, McKinley Family Grant for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership in a Commercial Enterprise, Nikhil Mehandru

Third Place, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Innovation Showcase, Theratech: A Low-Cost, Disposable, and Electronic Patch-Based Cancer Chemotherapy Device, Nikhil Mehandru

Winner, National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance, 2012 E-team Grant, Cranial Drilling Tool, Loschak, P., Xiao, K., Pei, H.

Finalist, 2011 National Collegiate Inventors Competition, Cranial Drilling Tool, Loschak, P., Xiao, K., Pei, H.