My interests focus on stimuli responsive shape programmable nano and micro robots using combination of soft matter, 2D layered materials (2DLMs), and DNA. My Ph. D. work was based on the design, characterization & application of stimuli responsive self-folding soft microsystems. Currently, I have focused on theoretical and technical challenges to create miniaturized biodegradable and multi-state shape programmable intelligent soft robots which are particularly linked with less invasive biomedical drug delivery applications.
Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2017
MS Materials Science and Engineering, Washington State University, 2009
BS Materials Science and Engineering, Washington State University, 2006
Our goal is to understand the principles of Perception, Action and Learning in autonomous systems that successfully interact with complex environments and to use this understanding to design future systems