People

Principal Investigator

 Eleonora Tubaldi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering Department
Maryland Robotics Center
3116 Glenn L. Martin Hall, College Park, MD 20742
etubaldi@umd.edu
+1 (301) 405 5272

 WE ARE HIRING!


Openings for PhD Students
The Tubaldi Lab is looking for bright, enthusiastic, and ambitious PhD students to perform research on cutting-edge projects at the interface of nonlinear dynamics, soft materials and fluid-structure interactions for applications in Bioinspired Soft Robotics, Nonlinear Mechanical Metamaterials, and Biomechanics. The successful candidates will become proficient in modelling the complex dynamics of soft materials and advanced mechanical systems, designing experiments, and writing journal papers. They will also acquire exceptional communication skills through presenting their research at international conferences. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Tubaldi with a CV/resume.

Research Opportunities for Undergraduate/Master Students
We have opportunities for Undergraduate and Master Research Projects focusing on complex dynamical systems. The successful candidates will work under the supervision of Dr. Tubaldi and will have access to the Tubaldi Lab equipment. They will develop an original research study based on either numerical or experimental methods. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Tubaldi with a CV/resume.

Group Members

Graduate Students

Kieran Barvenik

Clark Doctoral Fellow (starting Fall 2022)

Research Interests: Soft Robotics, Instabilities of Shells, Finite Element Analysis, Fluid-Structure Interactions

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Anthony Jones

Clark Doctoral Fellow, GEM Fellow

Research Interests: Soft Robotics, Metamaterials, Manufacturing, Finite Element Analysis

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Joseph C. Messou

Research Interests: Biomedical Imaging (cardiac MRI), Machine Learning, Aortic Dissection

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Hannah Neuenhoff

Research Interests: Fluid-Structure Interactions

Undergraduate Students

Zachary Coogan

Research Interests: Soft Robotics, Instabilities of Shells, Manufacturing

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Daniel Fernandez

Research Interests: Mechanical Metamaterials, Signal Transmission

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Nicholas Kiwanuka

Research Interests: Soft Robotics, underwater multifunctional materials

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Francis Oparaocha

Research Interests: Biomedical Imaging (cardiac MRI), Machine Learning

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Sophia Roberts-Weigert

Research Interests: Soft Robotics

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Noah Zipin

Research Interests: Soft Robotics, Manufacturing, Finite Element Analysis

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Past Group Members

Saheli Patel

Undergraduate Research Assistant (currently PhD student at UPenn)

Research Interests: Cardiovascular prosthesis design, manufacturing

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Midhun Varghese

MS, Systems Engineering (currently Development Engineer at VIAVI Solutions)

Research Interests: Soft Robotics, Metamaterials, Manufacturing

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Yash Bansod

MS, Systems Engineering

Research Interests: Soft Robotics, Machine Learning, Solid Mechanics

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Rohit Philip

Graduate Research Assistant, University of Arizona

Research Interests: Machine Learning, Digital Image, Signal Processing, and Computer Vision

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William Fries

Graduate Research Assistant in Applied Mathematics, University of Arizona

Research interests: Data-Driven Model Discovery using local/small-scale data to develop global PDEs/Dynamical Systems

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Samuel Thomas Dunn

Master Student in Mechanical Engineering, University of Arizona

Research Interests: In Vivo Devices and Blood Flow Dynamics

Anna Gabriella Agosto, Undergraduate Research Assistant, University of Arizona

Dr. Jose Rosado Toro, Post-Doctoral Researcher. Currently: Raytheon Company employee.