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
Dr. Oluwaseun Araromi
Postdoctoral Research Fellow - co-advised with Rob Wood
Dr. Ozgur Atalay
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr. Asli Atalay
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr. Myunghee Kim
Postdoctoral Research Fellow - co-advised with Scott Kuindersma
Dr. Giuk Lee
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr. Chris Payne
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. Lizeth Sloot
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr. Hongqiang Wang
Postdoctoral Research Fellow - co-advised with Rob Wood

 

Graduate Students
Vanessa Sanchez (G1)
Yu Meng (Kate) Zhou (G1)
Krithika Swaminathan (G1)
Yichu Jin (G1)
a Jinwon Chung (G1)
Christopher Siviy (G2)
Martina Moyne (G2) – co-advised with Donal Holland at UCD
Jinsoo Kim (G3)
Ciaran O’Neill (G3)
Evelyn Park (G3)
Sangjun Lee (G4)
Brendan Quinlivan (G4)
Jaehyun Bae (G5)
Fionnuala Connolly (G6) – co-advised with Katia Bertoldi
Ye Ding (G6)
Joshua Gafford (G6)

 

Research Staff and Wyss Staff Collaborators
Maria Athanassiu
Electrical Engineer
Lauren Baker
Research Fellow
Sara Berndt
Research Fellow
Christine Bibeau
Research Physical Therapist
Dabin Choe
Research Fellow
Asa Eckert Erdheim
Robotics Engineer
Dr. Ignacio Galiana
Robotics Engineer
Taylor Greenberg Goldy
Research Fellow
Max Herman
Software Engineer
brice Brice Iwangou
Electrical Research Assistant
nikos Dr. Nikolaos Karavas
Controls Engineer
Pawel Kudzia
Research Fellow
Katarzyna Matlak
Research Fellow
Nicolas Menard
Research Fellow
Patrick Murphy
Electromechanical Engineer
Kathleen O'Donnell
Industrial Designer
Dorothy Orzel
Pattern Maker
David Perry
Staff Engineer

Nathan Phipps
Industrial Designer

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Dr. Dmitry Popov
Wyss Technology Development Fellow

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Mike Rouleau
Electromechanical Engineer
Danielle Ryan
Functional Apparel Designer
David Van Story
Visiting Researcher
Ruth Peña Velasco
Research Fellow
Diana Wagner
Functional Apparel Designer

 

Visiting Graduate Students
Sven Engelhardt
RWTH Aachen University, Germany
William Whyte
RCSI/TCD, Dublin, Ireland
Roman Heimgartner
EPFL, Switzerland
Jan Meyer
ETH, Switzerland

 

Undergraduate Students
Jan Bruedigam
TU Munich, Germany
Julia Davis
Anthony Bogachev
Adham Meguid

 

Lab Alumni