Lab Members

The Harvard Biodesign Lab brings together a highly multidisciplinary group of researchers and staff from the engineering, industrial design, apparel and medical communities to develop technologies that augment and restore human performance. In addition to traditional academic research, the lab is also highly translation-focused and has a track record of securing and delivering on large government funded projects (e.g. DARPA Warrior Web) that partially or fully support dedicated staff engineers who are part of the Wyss Institute’s translation team and work directly alongside the academic researchers.

Biodesign Lab 2014 Ski Trip to Pat's Peak Biodesign Lab 2014 Summer Trip to Purity Springs

Professor Conor Walsh (PI)

Conor is the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a Core Faculty Member at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.

Lab Administrator

Frey Tesfaye

Postdoctoral Researchers
Dr. Oluwaseun Araromi
Postdoctoral Research Fellow - co-advised with Rob Wood
Dr. Ozgur Atalay
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr. Asli Atalay
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr. Louis Awad
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Dr. Leonardo Cappello
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr. Babak Hejrati
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr. Myunghee Kim
Postdoctoral Research Fellow - co-advised with Scott Kuindersma
Dr. Giuk Lee
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr. Andrew Long
Postdoctoral Research Fellow - co-advised with Maurice Smith
Dr. Philippe Malcolm
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr. Fausto Panizzolo
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr. Tommaso Ranzani
Postdoctoral Research Fellow - co-advised with Rob Wood
Dr. Sheila Russo
Postdoctoral Research Fellow - co-advised with Rob Wood

Dr. Hao Su
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Dr. Chris Payne
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr. Dmitry Popov
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr. Hongqiang Wang
Postdoctoral Research Fellow - co-advised with Rob Wood

Graduate Students
Martina Moyne (G1) – co-advised with Donal Holland at UCD
Chris Siviy (G1)
Brooks Willis (G1)
Jinsoo Kim (G2)
Taira Miyatake (G2)
Ciaran O’Neill (G2)
Evelyn Park (G2)
Sangjun Lee (G3)
Brendan Quinlivan (G3)
Jaehyun Bae (G4)
Fionnuala Connolly (G5) – co-advised with Katia Bertoldi
Ye Ding (G5)
Joshua Gafford (G5)

Research Staff and Wyss Staff Collaborators
Colette Abah
Research Fellow
Maria Athanassiu
Electrical Engineer
Adam Couture
Mechanical Design Engineer
Asa Eckert Erdheim
Research Fellow
Dr. Ignacio Galiana
Robotics Engineer
Taylor Greenberg Goldy
Research Fellow
Rachael Granberry
Research Fellow
Max Herman
Research Fellow
Tracy Jiang
Apparel Consultant
Dr. Nikolaos Karavas
Research Associate
Pawel Kudzia
Research Fellow
Nicolas Menard
Research Fellow
Patrick Murphy
Research Fellow
Kathleen O'Donnell
Industrial Designer
Jeffrey Peisner
Research Fellow
Nathan Phipps
Industrial Designer
Mike Rouleau
Research Fellow
Danielle Ryan
Functional Apparel Designer
Vanessa Sanchez
Research Fellow
Jozefien Speeckaert
Research Fellow
Ruth Peña Velasco
Research Fellow
Diana Wagner
Functional Apparel Designer

Visiting Students
Rami Hamzey
Boston University
Denise Martineli Rossi
Department of Biomechanics, Medicine and Rehabilitation of Locomotive Apparatus, University of São Paulo, USP, Brazil
Marielena Velasco
Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología, Peru
William Whyte
RCSI/TCD, Dublin, Ireland

Undergraduate Students
Toni Divic
Keegan Mendez

Eric Rodrigo
Krithika Swaminathan (MIT)
Christopher Schenck (Georgia Tech)
Sohaila Aboutaleb (University of Cairo)

Lab Alumni