People

Principal Investigator

Michael T. Tolley, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UC San Diego

tolley@ucsd.edu

Office

EBU II, room 356

9500 Gilman Drive #0411

La Jolla, CA 92093-0411

Postdocs

Yichen Zhai

Electrical Engineering

yiz659@eng.ucsd.edu

Ph.D. Students

Michael Ishida

Mechanical Engineering

mishida@eng.ucsd.edu

Emily Lathrop (co-advised with Prof. Gravish)

Mechanical Engineering

lathrop.em@gmail.com

Iman Adibnazari

Electrical Engineering

iadibnaz@eng.ucsd.edu

Jiayao (Nancy) Yan (co-advised with Prof. Hwang)

Mechanical Engineering

jiy352@eng.ucsd.edu


Jacobo Cervera Torralba

Mechanical Engineering

jcerveratorralba@ucsd.edu


M.S. Students

Alexander Poirier

Mechanical Engineering


Chengzhe (Jay) Jia

Mechanical Engineering


Hoseung (Harry) Seo

Mechanical Engineering


Korkut Eken

Mechanical Engineering


Xiaoran Zha

Mechanical Engineering


Undergraduate Students

Karla Ballin

Mechanical Engineering


Allyson Chen

Mechanical Engineering


Ayush Gaggar

Mechanical Engineering


Tara Len

Mechanical Engineering


Gabrielle Scott

Mechanical Engineering


Irene Sha

Mechanical Engineering


Seph Shia

Mechanical Engineering


Jayden Wood

Mechanical Engineering


Commencement 2022

Alumni

Postdoctoral fellows and graduate students

Saurabh Jadhav, Ph.D. (2015-2022), Apple

Will Hakes Weston-Dawkes, Ph.D. (2015-2022)

Dev Gulati, B.S./M.S. (2020-2022)

Sidney Huen, B.S./M.S. (2019-2021)

Dylan Drotman, Ph.D. (2015-2021), Neubo, Adsys Controls

Jessica Sandoval, Ph.D. (2016-2021), postdoc Harvard University (Wood group)

Adriane Minori, Ph.D. (2015-2021), postdoc Carnegie Mellon University (Yao group)

Paul Glick, Ph.D. (2015-2021), Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Junda Chen, M.S. (2020-2021).

Yulin Li, M.S. (2019-2021).

Shaghayegh (Anem) Yekepar, M.S. (2019-2021)

Ben Shih, Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering (2015-2020), postdoc Harvard University (Walsh group)

Charlie Jen-Hsuan Hsiao, M.S. (2018-2020), HP

Caleb Christianson, Ph.D. Nanoengineering (2014-2019), Dexcom

Jamie Luong, M.S. (2017-2019), Kindred AI

Matt Suiter, M.S. (2016-2019), Solar Turbines -> OceanIt

Maya deVries, postdoc (2016-2018), Director of Training Activities for the Sustainable Oceans at UC Davis -> Assistant Professor at San José State University

Daniel Ortiz, B.S. & M.S. (2015-2018), Cymer

Yangting Sun, M.S. (2018), SenseTime

Francis Joseph, M.S. (2016-2018), AutoX

Yue Yang, M.S. (2017), Huawei

Tom Kalisky, M.S. (2015-2017), KidPrint at UC San Diego Design Lab

Bocheng Kang, M.S. (2016-2017), Jaten Robot & Automation -> Apple

Ramzi Majit, M.S. (2015-2017), Johnson Controls

James Harper, M.S. (2014-2015), Apple

Shea Loges, M.S. (2014-2015), Northrop Grumman


Undergraduate students

Ayush Gaggar B.S., (2021-2022)

Judy Mohamad B.S., (2021-2022)

David Sharp B.S., (2017-2021), M.S. University of Michigan

Christian Chan, B.S., (2017-2021)

Eric Shnell, B.S., (2017-2021)

Ricky Martin, B.S., (2019-2021)

Steven Molotnikov, B.S., (2019-2020)

Kristen Rosier, B.S., (2019-2020)

Chris Bayag, B.S. (2019-2020)

Andrew Wang, B.S. (2019-2020), USAF

Thomas Xu, B.S. (2018-2020), CMU

Angela Gao, summer student from UCLA (summer 2020)

Philby Wang, B.S. (2018-2020), Auris Health

Indira Mulia, B.S. (2017-2019)

Anish Sinha, B.S. (2019)

Enosh Reeder, E4E student from Cal Poly SLO (summer 2019)

Sam Ehrenstein, E4E student from Case Western (summer 2019)

Dylan Kriegman, summer student from Carnegie Mellon (summer 2019)

Romina Roxan Silva, STARS student from UC Berkeley (summer 2019)

Tina Ghafel, B.S., (2017-2018)

Yi Cui, B.S. (2018-2019), MS at Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute

Adrianna Stopol, B.S. (2017-2019), UCSD Design Studio Assistant > Boeing

Sebastian Lee, B.S. (2016-2017, 2018-2019), General Atomics > SpaceX > PhD at UC Berkeley Mechanical Engineering

Zhaoyuan Huo, B.S. (2016-2019), Apple > MS at Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute

Nikki Arm, B.S. (2017)

Billy Yang, summer student from Swarthmore (summer 2018), PhD at Yale University Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science (Kramer group)

Steven Hu, STARS student from National Sun Yat-sen University (summer 2018)

Ayush Giri, STARS student from Howard University (summer 2018), PhD at UC San Diego Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Morimoto group)

Chibuike Agba, STARS student from Howard University (summer 2018), PhD at UC Davis Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Aaron Ong, B.S. (2014-2018), MS at UC Berkeley Mechanical Engineering > Blue Origin

Esmeralda Ochoa, B.S. (2015-2018), HBK Engineering

Jason Mayeda, B.S. (2017-2018), Cymer

Richard Li, B.S. (2017-2018), Morimoto Lab at UCSD

Kyle Gillespie, B.S. (2016-2018), PhD at UCLA Mechanical Engineering

Kelly Levick, B.S. (2017-2018), PhD at UIUC Electrical and Computer Engineering

Ricky Yueqi Wang, B.S. (2016-2018), MS at Stanford Mechanical Engineering

Avery Hansen, visiting high school student (2016-2017)

Siddarth Govindan, B.S. (2016-2018), Sony Interactive Entertainment > MFA at NYU Game Design

Luis Ramirez, STARS student (summer 2017), BS at UC Irvine Mechanical Engineering

Nathaniel Goldberg, B.S. (2014-2017), PhD at UC Berkeley Mechanical Engineering + NDSEG Fellow

Nick Garrett, B.S. (2016-2017), Brain Corp > MS at UC San Diego Mechanical Engineering > Planck Aero

Mustafa Ali, B.S. (2015-2016)

Nathan Adera, STARS student (summer 2016)

Philip deZonia, B.S. (2014-2016), PhD at University of Pennsylvania Mechanical Engineering

Maris Doherty, B.S. (2015-2016), Solar Turbines

Eric Lee, B.S. (2015-2016)

Alejandra Martinez, STARS student (summer 2015)

Kristen Matsuno, B.S. (2015-2016), PhD at Stanford Mechanical Engineering + NSF Fellow

Yuka Okina, B.S. (2015-2017)

Kazu Otani, B.S. (2014-2016), MS at Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute > Inria > Shield AI

Brenda Pham, B.S. (2014-2016), Artifex RDE

Jeff Wang, B.S. (2015-2016), MS at UC San Diego Computer Science


Visitors

Guorui Li, visiting graduate student from Zhejiang University (2018-2019), Assistant Project Scientist at Zhejiang University

Thomas Thuruthel, visiting graduate student from Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (2018), Postdoc at University of Cambridge

YaoTing Xue, visiting undergraduate student from Zhejiang University (2019-2020), PhD student at Texas A&M University

Prof. Yong-Lae Park, visiting professor from Seoul National University (2019-2020)


Summer 2018