Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Jiefeng Sun

Jiefeng Sun




Jiefeng Sun

Postdoctoral Fellow

Adaptive Robotics Laboratory

Jiefeng Sun obtained his Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from Colorado State University in 2022. His research focused on twisted-and-coiled actuators, dynamics modeling and control, soft robots, and shape-morphing robots. He has published papers on robot design, modeling, and control, including robotics journals (e.g., IEEE Transactions on Robotics, Soft Robotics, etc.) as well as multidisciplinary scientific journals (e.g., Science Advances).

His work has been selected as the finalist for the best student paper award at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS).  He is the Reviewer of the Year 2021 for Smart Materials and Structures Journal and a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Riser in 2022.  


  • Ph.D. 2022, Colorado State University- Mechanical Engineering
  • M.S. 2017, Dalian University of Technology- Mechanical Engineering
  • B.S. 2014, Lanzhou University of Technology- Mechanical Engineering