Principle Investigator

 

Jun Sheng
    Jun Sheng
     Assistant Professor
     Department of Mechanical Engineering
     Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Cooperating)
     University of California Riverside
     Office: Bourns Hall A311 
     Lab: Bourns Hall B156
     Phone: 951-827-6257
     Email: jun.sheng@ucr.edu

Postdoctoral Scholars

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   Sarvesh Saini
   Post Doc, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UC Riverside (May, 2023- Present).
   Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India (Nov, 2022).
   M. Tech Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India (June, 2016).
    Research interests: Master-slave robotic system, Medical Robots, Dynamics based Control, Intelligent        control, and Haptic feedback.
    Research applications: Teleoperated surgical robotics system, Neurosurgical robots, Endoscopic surgical system.
Email: sarveshs@ucr.edu


Graduate Students

 

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    Kyungjoon (Harry) Lee
     Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Riverside (2021 - present)
     B.E. Mechanical Engineering, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY (2020) 

 

     Research interests: Soft Robots
     Research applications: Rehabilitation Robots
     Email: klee449@ucr.edu

 

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  Boshen Qi
   Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Riverside (2021 - present) 
   M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Riverside (2019)
   B.E. Mechanical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China (2018)

 

   Research interests: Tendon-driven Robots 
   Research applications: Neurosurgery Robots
   Email: bqi004@ucr.edu

 

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   Saeed Rezaeian
    Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Riverside (2021 - present)   
    M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran (2021)
    B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran (2018)
   
    Research interests: Tendon-driven Robots, Smart Materials 
    Research applications: MRI-compatible Robots, Surgical Robots
    Email: sreza016@ucr.edu

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   Hengjie Chen (Co-advising with Dr. Xiaoping Philip Hu)

    Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of California, Riverside (2019 - present)
    M.Sc. Micro-electronics and Solid-state Electronics, Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology (SIMIT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) (2017- 2019); University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) (2016 - 2017)
    B.Sc. Material Physics, Shandong University (SDU), China (2012 - 2016)

    Research interests: Surgical Robot Imaging
    Research applications: Medical Robot Navigation
    Email: hchen341@ucr.edu

 

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   Ryan Deuling

    Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Riverside (2023 - present)
    B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Riverside (2022)

   
   Research interests: Tendon-driven, continuum robots, MEMS robots
   Research applications: Agricultural - harvesting robots
   Email: Ryan.Deuling@email.ucr.edu

 

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   Arshia Akbari

    Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Riverside (2023 - present)
    B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran (2022) 

   
   Research interests: Tendon-driven, continuum robots, MEMS robots
   Research applications: Medical Robots
    Email: arshia.akbari@email.ucr.edu

 

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   Parmida AfshariNejad

    Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Riverside (2023 - present)  
    B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran (2023)

   
   Research interests: Medical Robots, Soft Robots
   Research applications: Wearable Robots
   Email: pafsh002@ucr.edu

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  Julio A. Ceja 
  M.Sc. Robotics, University of California, Riverside (2023 - present)
  B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Riverside (2020 - 2023) 
  
 
   Research interests: 3D Printing and Modeling, Robotics, Automation, Assembly and Prototyping
   Research Applications: Development of robotic optical fiber probe for thermal therapy
   Email: jceja019@ucr.edu

Undergraduate Students

 

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  Lucas Tian
   B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Riverside (2020- present)
   

 

 

   Research interests: Artificial muscles, 3D printing, robotics
   Email: ltian018@ucr.edu

 

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  Sophia Sevic
   B.Sc. Bioengineering, University of California, Riverside (2020 - present)   
 
 
  
   Research interests: Medical Devices, Soft Robotics
   Research Applications: Minimally Invasive Surgery
   Email: ssevi010@ucr.edu

 

 
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  Vinesh Manian
   B.Sc. Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Riverside (2021-present)
   
 
 
 
   Research interests: Shape memory materials for surgical robots
   Email: vmani006@ucr.edu

 

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  Ethan Hsu
   B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Riverside (2021 - present)

   
 

 

   Research interests: Hydraulically actuated catheters, Robotics
   Email: ehsu033@ucr.edu

 

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  Keiju Oda
  B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Riverside (2022 - present)
   
 
   Research interests: Shape memory alloy and soft robotic surgical tools

   Research Applications: Cardiac Catheter to help treat Atrial fibrillation

   Email: koda008@ucr.edu

 

 

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  Jason Knowles
  B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Riverside (2020 - present) 
   
 
   Research interests: Robotics, Surgical Robots, Fabrication, 3D Modeling, and Medical Devices

   Research Applications: Concentric Tube Neurosurgical Robot

   Email: jason.knowles@email.ucr.edu

 


Alumnus

Chandan Sidhu (M.Sc., 2023)

Griffith Gatpandan (B.Sc., 2022)

Aqsa Hussain (B.Sc., 2022)

Chau Minh Giang (B.Sc., 2022)

Shalini Bansal (M.Sc., 2021)

Xinyao Wang (M.Sc., 2021)

Ziqing Yu (M.Sc., 2021)

Le Chen (M.Sc., 2020)

Weihang Zhou (M.Sc., 2020)

Siqu Liu (M.Sc., 2020)

Changhao Ge (B.Sc., 2020)

Yizhi Zhou (B.Sc., 2020)

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