The Shepherd Lab

Principal Investigator

Robert Shepherd PhD, MBA

Associate Professor

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering


Cornell University

553 Upson Hall

Ithaca, NY

Current Members

Anand Mishra

Postdoctoral Fellow

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering


Concentrations:

Soft Robotics

Yoav Matia

Postdoctoral Fellow

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering


Concentrations:

Soft Robotics, Fluid-Structure Interactions, Fluid Dynamics

Hyeon Seok An

Postdoctoral Fellow

Materials Science & Engineering


Concentrations:

Soft robotics, stretchable electronics, electrohydrodynamic 3D inkjet

Chong-Chan Kim

Postdoctoral Fellow

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering


Concentrations:

Soft robotics, stretchable electronics

Patricia Xu

PhD Student

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering


Concentrations:

3D Printing, Soft Robotics

Autumn Pratt

PhD Student

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering


Concentrations:

3D Printing, Soft Robotics

Maura O'Neill

PhD Student

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering


Concentrations:

3D Printing, Soft Robotics

Jose Antonio Barreiros

PhD Student

Systems Engineering


Concentrations:

3D Printing, Soft Robotics

Ronald Heisser

PhD Student

Theoretical and Applied Mechanics


Concentrations:

Soft Robotics

Hedan(Lillia) Bai

PhD Student

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering


Concentrations:

Soft Robotics

Cameron Aubin

PhD Student

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering


Concentrations:

3D Printing, Soft Robotics

Rachel Miller

PhD Student

Materials Science & Engineering


Concentrations:

Soft Robotics

Cameron Darkes-Burkey

PhD Student

Materials Science & Engineering


Concentrations:

3D Printing, Soft Robotics

Emilie Baker

PhD Student

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering


Concentrations:

3D Printing, Soft Robotics

Wenjiong Gu

PhD Student

Systems Engineering


Concentrations:

Soft Robotics

Kaiyang Wang

PhD Student

Materials Science & Engineering


Concentrations:

3D Printing, Soft Robotics

Xu Liu

PhD Student

Mechanical Engineering


Concentrations:

Soft Robotics & Flow battery

Young Seong Kim

PhD Student

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering


Concentrations:

3D Printing, Soft Robotics

Ruby Xu

M.S. Student

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering


Concentrations:

Soft Robotics

Lennard Wiesner

B.S. Student

Chemical Engineering


Concentrations:

Soft Robotics

Ethan Valentine

B.S. Student

Mechanical Engineering


Concentrations:

Soft Robotics

Caroline Hanson

B.S. Student

Mechanical Engineering


Concentrations:

Soft Robotics

Julia Timko

B.S. Student

Mechanical Engineering


Concentrations:

Soft Robotics

Sam Hong

B.S. Student

Electrical and Computer Engineering


Concentrations:

Soft Robotics

Jade Pinkenburg

B.S. Student

Electrical & Computer Engineering


Concentrations:

Soft Robotics

Daniel Morton

B.S. Student

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering


Concentrations:

Soft Robotics

Anja Samardzija

B.S. Student

Electrical & Computer Engineering


Concentrations:

Bioelectronics, Signal Processing

Anthony Fine

B.S. Student

Engineering Physics


Concentrations:

Soft Robotics

Matthew Creighton

B.S. Student

Materials Science & Engineering


Concentrations:

3D Printing, Soft Robotics

Lihong Lao

Visiting Scholar

Materials Science & Engineering


Concentrations:

Chemistry, Materias Science, Soft Materials

Shepherd Group Alumni

Elizabeth Vicarte

B.S. Student

Electrical & Computer Engineering


Shubhom Bhattacharya, B.S.

Data Scientist

M Science


Alice Huang, B.S.

Technical Services Engineer

Epic


Madeline Garell, B.S.

Ph.D. Student

Georgia Institute of Technology


Matthew Daniel, B.S.

Test Engineer Intern

Vecna Robotics


Michael Xiao, B.S.

Mechatronics Engineer

Berkshire Grey


Ho-Jung Yang, B.S.

Electrical Engineering Intern

Astranis


Narahari Iyengar, M.S.

Mechanical Design Engineer

Sensata Technologies


Shannon Backarich, Visitinig Scientist

Postdoctoral Fellow

U.S. Army Research Laboratory


Shuo Li, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Northwestern University


Zheng Liu, M.S.

PhD Student

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Maddie Jacks, B.S.

3D Design & Manufacturing Makerspace Assistant

The Makery


Chaim Futran, B.S.

Mechanical Engineer

SimpliSafe


Tian Sang, M.S.

M.Eng. Student

Materials Science & Engineering


Kevin O’Brien, Ph.D.

Program Manager

Berkshire Grey


Ilse Van Meerbeek, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Staff Member

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


Yaqi Tu, M.S.

Engineer

Lionano


John Whitehead

Ph.D. student

Columbia University


T.J. Wallin, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Facebook


Ben MacMurray, Ph.D.

3M


Bryan Peele, Ph.D.

Robotics/AI Research and Development Engineer

NVIDIA


Sanlin Sky Robinson, Ph.D.

Analyst

Safar Partners


Chris Larson, Ph.D.

Capital One


James Pikul, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

University of Pennsylvania


Huichan Zhao, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Tsinghua University


Sampada Bodkhe

PhD Student

Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal


Simon Dunham, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering in Radiology

Weill Cornell Medical College


Chris Skonieczny, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Concordia University


Justin Choi

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering


Kevin Kruemp

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering


Alfredo Argolias

PhD Student

IIT - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia


David Levine

Graduate Research Assistant, Mechanical Engineering

University of Pennsylvania


Rukang Huang

Mechanical Engineer

ASML


Calvin Winder

Mechanical Engineer

Pratt and Whitney


Wanyang Li


Jeanne Lee

Mechanical Engineer


Brandy Cao

Mechanical Engineer


Calvin Winder

Mechanical Engineer

Pratt and Whitney


Christian Rieger

Mechanical Engineer

Sandia National Laboratories


Mandy Wong

Mechanical Engineer

Apple


John Wujcik

Mechanical Engineer

General Dynamics Electric Boat

Neil Sen

Project Engineer

Andelman and Lelek Engineering, Inc.


Michelle Feinstein

Mechanical Engineering Intern

Zebra Technologies

Jessica Eustace

Mechanical Engineer