Principal investigator

Nicolas Rojas Dr Nicolas Rojas
Lecturer (Assistant Professor)
Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London
Postdoc Yale University, USA; Postdoc SUTD-MIT IDC, Singapore;
PhD UPC-BarcelonaTech, Spain (Robotics)

 Postdocs

Icey Lu Dr Icey Lu (q.lu17 at imperial.ac.uk)
Visiting postdoctoral researcher
Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London      
PhD Imperial College London (Robotics);       
MSc University of Bristol (Robotics); BEng University of Bristol (Mech Eng)     
   
Research areas: Dexterous manipulation, Grasping (Robot hand design)

 PhD students

Digby Chappell Digby Chappell (d.chappell19 at imperial.ac.uk)
PhD student (Co-supervised with Dr Petar Kormushev and Prof. Fernando Bello)
Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London      
MEng University of Cambridge (Computer Engineering)     
   
Research area: Prosthetic and assistive devices (Prosthetic hands)
Wei Chen Wei Chen (w.chen21@imperial.ac.uk)
PhD student
Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London      
MSc King's College London (Robotics);      
BEng Taiyuan University of Technology, China (Mech Des & Automation)    
   
Research area: Grasping, Dexterous manipulation (Deformable objects)
Angus Clark Angus Clark (a.clark17 at imperial.ac.uk)
PhD student
Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London      
MEng University of Southampton (Mech Eng/Mechatronics)    
   
Research areas: Malleable robots, Grasping (Robot hand design), Prosthetic and assistive devices (Prosthetic hands)
Dongmyoung Lee Dongmyoung Lee (d.lee20 at imperial.ac.uk)
PhD student
Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London      
MSc KAIST, South Korea (Mech Eng); BSc KAIST, South Korea (Mech Eng) 
   
Research area: Grasping (Random bin picking)
Kelin Li Kelin Li (k.li20 at imperial.ac.uk)
PhD student
Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London      
MSc Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China (Mech Eng);
BSc Hunan University, China (Mech Des & Automation)   
   
Research areas: Grasping, Dexterous manipulation (Household objects)
Xinran Wang Xinran Wang (xinran.wang20 at imperial.ac.uk)
PhD student
Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London      
MSc University of Birmingham (CompSci); BSc Virginia Tech, USA (Mech Eng)   
   
Research areas: Continuum robots, Malleable robots

 MSc/MEng students

 Manith Adikari Manith Adikari (manith.adikari18 at imperial.ac.uk)
MEng final year student
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London   
   
Research area: Tactile dexterity
Ta Ji Eva Cheung (i-wah.cheung21 at imperial.ac.uk)
MSc student
Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London     
BEng University of Reading (Biomedical Eng)   
   
Research area: Prosthetic and assistive devices (Prosthetic hands)
 Ta Ji Ta Ji (ta.ji18 at imperial.ac.uk)
MEng final year student
Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London   
   
Research area: Prosthetic and assistive devices (Prosthetic hands) 
 Kiran Ravi Kiran Ravi (kiran.ravi18 at imperial.ac.uk)
MEng final year student (Co-supervised with Prof. Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena)
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London   
   
Research area: Continnum robots (Medical robots)
 Christopher Vail Christopher Vail (christopher.vail18 at imperial.ac.uk)
MEng final year student (Co-supervised with Dr Marco Aurisicchio)
Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London   
   
Research area: Dexterous manipulation (Household objects)
 Xian Zhang Xian Zhang (xian.zhang17 at imperial.ac.uk)
MEng final year student
Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London   
   
Research area: Grasping (Planning)

 Undergraduate researchers

Zeyu Yang Zeyu Yang (zeyu.yang18 at imperial.ac.uk)
UROP student, MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London    
   
Research area: Prosthetic and assistive devices (Prosthetic hands)     

 Alumni

 Nicholas Baron Dr Nicholas Baron (n.baron17 at imperial.ac.uk)
Postdoc, PhD student, MSc student
Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London     
PhD University of Sussex (Informatics);       
MSc University of Sussex (Mech Eng); BSc University of Bristol (Physics)
2016-21        
   
Research areas: Grasping, Robot mechanisms  
MSc project: Design and construction of a planar-parallel robotic platform that is able to avoid the production of singulairities   
PhD thesis: Kinematically redundant parallel robots for high performance applications
► Mechatronics Engineer, Ocado Technology  
   
Alex Ranne Alex Ranne
UROP student, MEng Mechanical Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London
2020-21    
   
Research area: Malleable robots (Human-robot interaction)   
► PhD student, Imperial College London     

Jinhong Wang Jinhong Wang
UROP student, MEng Mechanical Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London
2019-21    
   
Research area: Grasping (Robot hand design)
► PhD student, Imperial College London 
        
 Sanjeevan Nallathambbi Sanjeevan Nallathambbi
MSc student
Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College London      
BEng University of New South Wales, Australia (Aerospace Eng)
2019-20      

MSc project: Design of a robotic arm for aerial manipulation with reduced dynamic complexities
► Manufacturing Engineer, Micron Technology  
   
Visakan Mathivannan Visakan Mathivannan
MEng final year student
Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London
2019-20     

MEng project: An open source low cost continuum robot system for accessible transluminal endoscopic surgery
► Product Manager, Atmo Technology

 Soheil Sarabandi Soheil Sarabandi
Visiting PhD student
Institute of Robotics and Industrial Informatics, UPC-BarcelonaTech, Spain
MSc Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran (Mech Eng); BSc Islamic Azad University, Iran (Mech Eng)
2019-20    
   
Research area: Dexterous manipulation (Soft fingertips)
► Postdoc, University of Pisa 
            
Aida Manzano Aida Manzano Kharman
UROP student, MEng Design Engineering
Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London
2019-20, EPSRC Vacation Bursary   
   
Research area: Robot mechanisms (Reconfigurable modular robots)
► Year 3, MEng DesEng, Imperial College London
    
Matthew Shen Matthew Shen
UROP student, MSci Physics
Department of Physics, Imperial College London
2018-20 
   
Research area: Prosthetic and assistive devices (Exoskeletons)
► MPhil student, University of Cambridge 
    
Lois Liow Lois Liow
MEng final year student
Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London
2018-19     

MEng project: OLYMPIC, a modular prosthetic hand with novel finger and wrist coupling mechanisms 
► Robotics Engineer, Simonix Digital Labs 
      

Guochao Bai Dr Guochao Bai
Postdoc
Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London     
PhD Heriot-Watt University (Mech Eng); PhD BUPT, China (Mechatronics);
BEng University of Jinan, China (Mech Eng)
2018-19    
   
Research area: Grasping (Robot hand design)
► Founder, ChangingTek 
 
Gordon Cheung Yat (Gordon) Cheung
UROP student, MEng Design Engineering
Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London
2017-19   
   
Research area: Robot mechanisms (Parallel robots)
► Year 4, MEng DesEng, Imperial College London
   
 Hamish Beck Hamish Beck
UROP student, MSci Physics
Department of Physics, Imperial College London
2017, EPSRC Vacation Bursary  
   
Research area: Dexterous manipulation (Soft fingertips)
► Year 4, MSci Physics, Imperial College London

 Annagiulia Morachioli Annagiulia Morachioli
Visiting PhD student (Co-supervised with Dr Marco Aurisicchio)
The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
MSc/BSc University of Pisa, Italy (Biomedical Eng)
2017  
   
Research area: Dexterous manipulation (Human manipulation)
► Project Manager, Shadow Robot Company