The Shepherd Lab

Principal Investigator

Robert Shepherd PhD, MBA

Assistant Professor

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering


Cornell University

553 Upson Hall

Ithaca, NY

Current Members

James Pikul

Postdoctoral Associate

PhD: University of Illinois (2015)


Concentrations:

Soft Electronics, Energy Harvesting

Ben MacMurray

PhD Candidate

Materials Science & Engineering


Concentrations:

Foams, Soft devices for biomedical prostheses

Sanlin Robinson

PhD Candidate

Materials Science & Engineering

Concentrations:

Soft devices for biomedical prostheses

T.J. Wallin

PhD Candidate

Materials Science & Engineering


Concentrations:

Polymers, Hydrogels, 3D Printing

Shuo Li

PhD Student

Materials Science & Engineering


Concentrations:

Stretchable Displays, Soft Lithography

Ilse Van Meerbeek

PhD Candidate

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering


Concentrations:

Soft Robotics, Foams

Bryan Peele

PhD Candidate

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering


Concentrations:

3D Printing, Dynamics & Controls, Soft Robotics

Kevin O’Brien

PhD Student

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering


Concentrations:

Soft Electronics

Chris Larson

PhD Candidate

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering


Concentrations:

Soft electronics, Machine Learning, Embedded Sensing, Continuum Mechanics

Lihong Lao

PhD Candidate

Materials Science & Engineering


Concentrations:

Chemistry

Lillia Bai

M.S. Student

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering


Concentrations:

Soft Robotics

Wanyang Li

M.S. Student

Materials Science & Engineering


Concentrations:

Soft Robotics, Injection molding

Brandy Cao

M.Eng Student

Mechanical Engineering


Concentrations:

Textural camouflage

Yaqi Tu

M.S. Student

Materials Science & Engineering


Concentrations:

Sensors and displays for soft prosthetics

Jeanne Lee

B.S. Student

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering


Concentrations:

Foams, Soft Robotics

Chaim Futran

B.S. Student

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering


Concentrations:

Foams, Soft Robotics

Justin Choi

B.S. Student

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering


Concentrations:

Robotics, Sensing

Kevin Kruemp

B.S. Student

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering


Concentrations:

Electronics

Shepherd Group Alumni

Huichan Zhao, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

Harvard University


Sampada Bodkhe

PhD Student

Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal


Simon Dunham, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering in Radiology

Weill Cornell Medical College


Dr. Chris Skonieczny

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Concordia University


Alfredo Argolias

PhD Student

IIT - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia


Rukang Huang

Mechanical Engineer

ASML


Calvin Winder

Mechanical Engineer

Pratt and Whitney


Christian Rieger

Mechanical Engineer

Sandia National Laboratory


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