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 Summer Trip to Purity Springs Biodesign Lab 2017 Lab Retreat at Friendly Crossways



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 and Research Associates
. Dr. Megan Applegate
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr. Oluwaseun Araromi
Postdoctoral Research Fellow - co-advised with Rob Wood
Dr. Myunghee Kim
Postdoctoral Research Fellow - co-advised with Scott Kuindersma
. Dr. Juha-Pekka Kulmala
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr. Richard Nuckols
Postdoctoral Research Fellow - co-advised with Rob Howe


Dr. Chris Payne
Research Associate
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow - co-advised with Maurice Smith
Dr. Franchino Porciuncula
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr. Lizeth Sloot
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr. Hongqiang Wang
Postdoctoral Research Fellow - co-advised with Rob Wood
Cameron Dr. Cameron Hohimer
Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Graduate Students
dc Dabin Choe (G1)
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Connor McCann (G1)


Jonathan Jonathan Alvarez (G1)
Krithika Swaminathan (G2)
Chrissy Glover (G2)
Yichu Jin (G2)
a Jinwon Chung (G2)

Vanessa Sanchez (G2)


Yu Meng (Kate) Zhou (G2)
Elizabeth Gallardo (G3)
Christopher Siviy (G3)
Martina Moyne (G3) – co-advised with Donal Holland at UCD
Jinsoo Kim (G4)
Ciaran O’Neill (G4)
Evelyn Park (G4)
Sangjun Lee (G5)
Brendan Quinlivan (G5)
Jaehyun Bae (G6)


Research Staff and Wyss Staff Collaborators
Dheepak Arumukhom Revi
Research Fellow
Lauren Baker
Research Fellow
Sara Berndt
Research Fellow
hc Haedo Cho
Research Fellow
megan clarke Megan Clarke
Research Fellow
Asa Eckert Erdheim
Robotics Engineer
Nathalie Farster-Degenhardt Nathalie Farster-Degenhardt
Functional Apparel Designer
Dr. Ignacio Galiana
Robotics Engineer
Ankur Goel
Research Fellow
Taylor Greenberg Goldy
Research Fellow
Max Herman
Software Engineer
brice Brice Iwangou
Electrical Research Assistant
nikos Dr. Nikolaos Karavas
Controls Engineer
Katarzyna Matlak
Research Fellow
Nicolas Menard
Research Fellow
Patrick Murphy
Electromechanical Engineer
Kristin Nuckols
Occupational Therapist
Kathleen O'Donnell
Industrial Designer

Dorothy Orzel
Functional Apparel Designer


David Perry
Staff Engineer

Nathan Phipps
Industrial Designer


Dr. Dmitry Popov
Wyss Technology Development Fellow


Mike Rouleau
Electromechanical Engineer
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Research Fellow
Ruth Peña Velasco
Research Fellow
Diana Wagner
Functional Apparel Designer
Visiting Graduate Students
Philipp Arens
TU Munich
. Pol Banzet
Blandine Clement
Carolina Correia
University of Twente
Tim Moser
TU Munich
. Janet Zhang
Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Undergraduate Students
Rainy Michelsen Rainy Michelsen
member Charlie Colt-Simonds
Harrison Young


Lab Alumni