WPI Soft Robotics Lab
Cagdas D. Onal Cagdas D. Onal [PI]
Dean's Professor and Arsenault Faculty Fellow
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Robotics Engineering Program
508-831-4857 • cdonal@wpi.edu
Postdoc: Massachussetts Institute of Technology, 2009-2012
PhD: Carnegie Mellon University, 2009
MS, BS: Sabanci University, Turkey, 2005, 2003
Erik Skorina Erik Skorina
Postdoctoral Associate
Robotics Engineering
ehskorina@wpi.edu
PhD: Worcester Polytechnic Institute Robotics Engineering, 2018
BS: Union College, NY, 2012
Yinan Sun Yinan Sun
Graduate Student Researcher
PhD, Mechanical Engineering
ysun9@wpi.edu
MS: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2017
BS: Zhejiang University, China, 2014
Ahat (Aihaitjiang) Abudula Ahat Abudula
Graduate Student Researcher
PhD, Robotics Engineering
aaihaitijiang@wpi.edu
MS: Ashikaga Institute of Technology, Japan, 2015
BS: Ashikaga Institute of Technology, Japan, 2013
Shou-Shan Chiang and WoWo Shou-Shan Chiang
Graduate Student Researcher
PhD, Robotics Engineering
schiang@wpi.edu
MS: National Taiwan University, 2008
BS: National Taiwan University, 2006
Ashley Hung-ya Chu Ashley Hung-ya Chu
Graduate Student Researcher
PhD, Mechanical Engineering
hchu@wpi.edu
MS: UMass Lowell, 2014
BS: National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan, 2011
Raagini Rameshwar Raagini Rameshwar
Graduate Student Researcher
PhD, Mechanical Engineering
rrameshwar@wpi.edu
MS: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2020
BS: Franklin W Olin College of Engineering, 2017
Vismaya Walawalkar Vismaya Walawalkar
Graduate Student Researcher
PhD, Mechanical Engineering
vswalawalkar@wpi.edu
Mason Mitchell Mason Mitchell
Undergraduate Student Researcher
BS, Robotics Engineering & Mathematical Sciences
mdmitchell@wpi.edu
Mei Hao Mei Hao
Part-Time Graduate Student Researcher
MS, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
mhao@wpi.edu
BS: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2020
Lab Alumni
Ann Marie Votta, RBE, MS 2020 -> (Veritas Preparatory Academy),
Tianyu Cheng, RBE, MS 2020 -> (Ras Labs Inc.),
Sihui Li, RBE, MS 2019 -> (PhD, Colorado School of Mines),
Dr. Junius Santoso, RBE, PhD 2019 -> (Mathworks),
Dr. Erik Skorina, RBE, PhD 2018 -> (Postdoc, WPI Soft Robotics Lab),
Dr. Selim Ozel, RBE, PhD 2018 -> (Freefly Systems),
Dr. Siamak Faal, RBE, PhD 2018 -> (WPI Mathematics),
Jennifer McInnis, ME, 2017,
Anany Dwivedi, RBE, MS 2017 -> (PhD, University of Auckland, New Zealand),
Anand Ramakrishnan, RBE, MS 2017 -> (PhD, CS, WPI),
Ugur Celik, RBE, MS 2017 -> (UMass Medical Center),
Dr. Ming Luo, RBE, PhD 2017 -> (Postdoc, Stanford),
Shadi Tasdighi Kalat, ME, MS 2017 -> (PhD, ME, WPI),
Fuchen Chen, RBE, MS 2017,
Weijia Tao, RBE, MS 2017,
Kunal Patel, RBE, MS 2017,
Yixiao Pan, RBE, MS 2016,
Aniket Shah, RBE, MS 2016,
Aras Nehir Keskin, ME, BS 2015 -> (Conformis Inc.),
Wut Yee Oo, ME/RBE, BS 2015 -> (MS, Stanford),
Darien Nate Khea, ME, BS 2015,
Arun Venkatesan, ME, MS 2014 -> (OMG Roofing),
Huibin Gong, ME, MS 2014,
Dr. Mahdi Agheli, ME, Postdoc 2014 - (Currently: NTT Assistant Professor, WPI).