OUR TEAM

Lab Director

Dr. Jianguo Zhao is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University. Before joining CSU in 2015, he received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Michigan State University in 2015; his M.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology, P. R. China in 2007 and B.E. in 2005.

Graduate Students

Jiefeng is currently a Ph.D. student. He joined the lab in August 2017 after receiving his M.S. from Dalian University of Technology. His current research is focused on soft and reconfigurable robots.

Zhe Chen

Zhe is currently a Ph.D. student. He joined the lab in August 2019 after receiving his M.S. from Huazhong University of Science and Technology. His current research is focused on reconfigurable robots. 

Elisha Lerner

Eli is currently a Ph.D. student. He joined the lab in 2019 as an undergraduate student. After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree, he continued to pursue his Ph.D. degree in the lab. He is currently working on reconfigurable robots.

Billy Hsiao

Billy is currently a master’s student. He joined the lab in Fall 2019. His current research is focused on flying robots.

Brandon Tighe
Brandon Tighe

Brandon started to work in the lab in Summer 2018 as an undergraduate student. He continued to pursue his master degree in the lab in Fall 2021. He is currently working on reconfigurable robots.

Ajai Singh

Ajai is a Master student in Electrical Engineering. He joined the lab in summer 2021. He is currently working on modeling and control of soft robots.

Undergraduate Students

Heaven Smith

Heaven joined the lab in Spring 2019. She is currently working on mobile robots with collapsible wheels.

Sydney SPiegel

Sydney joined the lab in Spring 2019. He is currently working on tensegrity robots.

Alumni

  • Haijie Zhang, Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Spring 2021
  • Ben Pawlowski, M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Fall 2019
  • Ali Abbas, M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Spring 2018
  • Tony DeMario, M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Summer 2018
  • Fei Jiang, M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Spring 2016
  • Jordan Julian, B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Spring 2019
  • Jeff Larchar, B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Spring 2019
  • Bradley Pospeck, B.S. Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, Spring 2018
  • David Trinko, B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Spring 2017
  • Jeffrey Gier, B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Spring 2016