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Members

Principal Investigator (PI)
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Assistant Professor

Director, Laboratory for Soft Machines & Electronics (SME)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Electrical, Computer, and System Engineering

Case School of Engineering
Case Western Reserve University

 

Investigator, Advanced Platform Technology (APT) Center

Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center

​Associate Editor, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters 

Associate Editor, Frontiers in Robotics and AI 

Associate Editor, Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering

Office: 441 Glennan, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106-7222

Email: ccao@case.edu

Phone: 216-368-2984

Postdoc Associates & Visiting Scholars
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P. Maharjan

Postdoc Fellow

Research topics: Soft robotics & Soft electronics

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L. Zhang

Visiting Scholar

Research topics: Mechanics of Materials and Structures, Soft robotics

Graduate Students
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Joel Warren

PhD Student 

Research Interests: Advanced materials and Additive manufacturing

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Weizhe Yuan

PhD Student 

Research Interests: Advanced materials and Additive manufacturing

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Ashwin Menon

MS Student 

Research Interests: Soft robotics, Soft electronics

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Shariful Islam

PhD Student 

Research Interests: Soft robotics, Soft electronics

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N. Bondalakunta

MS Student 

Research Interests: Soft robotics, Soft electronics

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Xiaoyang Gao

MS Student 

Research Interests: Robotics

Undergradutes
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Maria Tuepker

Undergraduate Student

Research Interest: Flexible electronics, Stretchable electronics, Biointegrated electronics  

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Kien Rea

Undergraduate student

Research Topics: ML & Robotics

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Juho Jeon

Undergraduate student

Research Topics: Self-powered electronics

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Amy Budzichowski

Undergraduate Student

Research Interest: Soft robots

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Brenda Martinez 

Undergraduate Student

Research Interest: Soft electronics, IoTs

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Luca Ciampaglia

Undergraduate Student

Research Interests: Soft robots

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Bomani Kopano

Undergraduate Student

Research Interest: Soft electronics, IoTs

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Tobias Cowles

Undergraduate Student

Research Interests: Soft robots

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