I will be joining MIT as an assistant professor in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) starting January, 2020. I am looking for graduate and undergraduate students who are interested in studying micro-scale robotics, design, dynamics and control, and intermediate Reynolds number fluid mechanics. If you are interested in joining us next year, please contact me via  

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I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). Currently I am co-supervised by Professor David Clarke and Professor Robert Wood. I received my bachelor’s degree in Applied and Engineering Physics ('12) at Cornell University, and I completed my graduate study ('17) at the Harvard SEAS under the supervision of Professor Robert Wood.

My research focuses on investigating millimeter-scaled biomechanics, distilling the underlying physical principles, and applying these findings to enable novel functions in microrobots. I take an integrated approach of combining high-throughput experiments and high-fidelity numerical simulations. I am particularly interested in studying fluid-wing interactions of flapping wing systems and incorporating this design into microrobots to enable novel functions such as swimming or walking on the water surface. Recently, I start to develop high bandwidth soft actuators for microrobotic applications. 

Outside of research and work, I enjoy watching soccer games, playing go, running and hiking. I am very interested in the astonishing progress of AlphaGo, especially on its recent victories against human champions. Running along the Charles River is also a personal favorite.