Carnegie Mellon University, STRETCHTRONICS ERI PI
Carmel Majidi is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, where he leads the Integrated Soft Materials Lab (SML). The research objective of SML is to engineer machines and electronics that match the mechanical properties of natural biological tissue. These systems are primarily composed of condensed soft matter (fluids, soft polymers) and can function as artificial skin, nervous tissue, and muscle for a variety of bio-inspired and bio-compatible applications. Such work builds on Prof. Majidi’s expertise in solid mechanics, materials engineering, and microfabrication that he developed in his PhD studies at UC Berkeley and during postdoctoral appointments at Harvard and Princeton Universities. Since starting his tenure-track appointment at Carnegie Mellon, he has advised or co-advised 13 PhD students and 6 postdocs and has been the recipient of Young Investigator awards from DARPA, ONR, AFOSR, and NASA.