Lab Director & Principle Investigator

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Prof. Jiarong Hong

Professor

Mechanical Engineering & St. Anthony Falls Lab

B.S.  University of Science and Technology of China (2005)

M.S. Johns Hopkins University (2008)

Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University (2011)

jhong@umn.edu

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Research Scientist

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Dr. Lei Feng

B.S. Tsinghua University, China (2005)

M.S. Tsinghua University, China (2007)

Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University (2013)

fengl@umn.edu

Postdoc Researchers

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Dr. Nathaniel Bristow

B.S. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2014)

Ph.D. University of Notre Dame (2019)

nbristow@umn.edu

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Dr. Shyam Kumar Mutil House

B.Tech TKM college of Engineering, Kerala, India (2013)

M.S. & Ph.D. Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India (2020)

smutilho@umn.edu

Ph.D. Students

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Ruichen He

Mechanical Engineering

B.S. Beihang University (2019)

he000239@umn.edu

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Jiaqi Li

Mechanical Engineering

B.E. University of Science and Technology of China (2019)

li001334@umn.edu

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Delaney Sanborn

Mechanical Engineering

B.S. Iowa State University (2021)

sanbo101@umn.edu

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Fatih Evren

Mechanical Engineering

B.S Gazi University (2012)

M.S. Gazi University (2015)

evren001@umn.edu

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Shantanu Purohit
Mechanical Engineering
B.E. Manipal Institute of Technology, Karnataka, India (2018)
M.E. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2022)
puroh022@umn.edu

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MS Students

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Rafael Grazzini Placucci

Mechanical Engineering

B.S. University of Minnesota (2020)

grazz018@umn.edu 

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Nikolas Pardoe

Robotics

B.A.E.M. University of Minnesota (2020)

pardo020@umn.edu

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Corey Senger

Robotics

B.S. University of Minnesota (2020)

senge050@umn.edu

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Faizan Siddiqui (Sid)

Robotics

B.Tech. Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (2021)

siddi151@umn.edu

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Undergraduate Students

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Peter Hartford

Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics (Class of 2023)

hartf055@umn.edu

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Ben Sorge

Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics (Class of 2023)

sorge020@umn.edu

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Rory Conway

Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics (Class of 2025)

conwa331@umn.edu

Alumni

Postdoc Researchers

Yun Liu (2016-2017), Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Purdue University, Northwest. LinkedIn

Yue Wu (2017-2018), Associate Professor, Beijing Institute of Technology. LinkedIn

Biao Li (2017-2018), Assistant Professor, Harbin Institute of Technology.

Cheng Li (2018-2019), Assistant Professor, Guangdong Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. LinkedIn

Linyue Gao (2018-2020), Assistant Professor, California State University Sacramento. LinkedIn

PhD Students

Mostafa Toloui (2012-2016), Senior Research Scientist, Medtronic, Inc. LinkedIn http://z.umn.edu/mtoloui,

Ashish Karn (2012-2016), Associate Professor, India Institute of Technology, Roorkee. http://www.umn.edu/~karn

Teja Dasari (2014-2018), Wind Energy Research Engineer, Xcel Energy. LinkedIn http://z.umn.edu/teja

Kevin Mallery (2014-2020), Mechanical Engineer II, TSI. LinkedIn

Santosh Kumar Sankar (2014-2020), Product Engineer, KLA Corporation. LinkedIn

Siyao Shao (2015-2020), Entrepreneur In Residence at TandemLaunch Inc. LinkedIn

Aliza Abraham (2016-2021), Postdoctoral Researcher at Institut Recherche sur le Phénomènes Hors Equilibre. LinkedIn

MS Students

Sean Riley (2012-2014). LinkedIn

David Brajkovic (2013-2015), Manufacturing Engineer, SpaceX. LinkedIn

Kaeul (Kayley) Lim (2018-2020), Ph.D. student, Purdue University.

Joseph Haynes (2018-2020). LinkedIn

Leo Kyungduck Yoon (2018-2020), Ph.D. student, Georgia Institute of Technology. LinkedIn

Kenneth Lee (2020 - 2022)

 

Visiting Scholars

Yi An (Chinese Academy of Sciences), 2019-2020

Maximilian Trifonov (Friedrich-Alexander University), 2019-2020

Yunhua Jiang (Harbin Engineering University), 2016-2017

Renfang Huang (Tshinghua University), 2016-2017

Zhou Zhou (Ocean University of China), 2018-2020

Buyu Guo (Ocean University of China), 2019-2020

Shijie Qin (Zhejiang University), 2017-2018

Lei Cao (Tshinghua University),  2014-2015