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Wenlong Zhang

Associate Professor and Lab Director

  • Dr. Zhang is an Associate Professor in the School of Manufacturing Systems and Networks at the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Arizona State University. He currently serves as the Assistant Director for Research of the School of Manufacturing Systems and Networks. His research interests lie in developing learning and control algorithms for safe and efficient human-robot collaboration, with applications in wearable robotics, soft robotics, and autonomous aerial and ground vehicles. He received his Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a recipient of an NSF CAREER Award (2020), NSF-CISE Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) Award (2018), and Bisgrove Early Career Faulty Award from Science Foundation Arizona (2016).

Graduate Students

Amirali Abazari

Sys. Eng., 2024-

Sunny Amatya

Sys. Eng., 2019-

Jonathan Bush

Sys. Eng., 2020-

Yizhuang Garrard

Sys. Eng., 2019-

Jahnav Rokalaboina

R&AS, 2022-

Achyut Shrestha

Sys. Eng., 2022-

Mason Smith

Sys. Eng., 2021-

Yousef Soltanian

Mech. Eng., 2021-

Weijia Tao

Sys. Eng., 2021-

Yogesh Kumar


Harinee Kannan


Bill Nguyen

Mech. Eng.

Andres Sandoval

Sys. Eng., 2023-

Madelyn Molnar


Undergraduate Students

Nicholas Rocchi

Comp. Sci., 2021-


Doctoral Students

Dr. S. Mostafa Rezayat Sorkhabadi, Fall 2023; now R&D Mechatronic Engineer at Siemens Healthineers

Dr. Zhi Qiao, Fall 2023; .

Dr. Emiliano Quinones Yumbla, Summer 2023; now faculty at University of Puerto Rico, Carolina

Dr. Karishma Patnaik, Spring 2023; now postdoctoral researcher at Arizona State University

Dr. Shatadal Mishra, Summer 2021; now systems research scientist at Toyota InfoTech R&D Labs

Dr. Yiwei Wang, Spring 2021; now postdoctoral researcher at Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Dr. Pham Huy Nguyen, Spring 2020; now postdoctoral researcher at Imperial College London

Dr. Saivimal Sridar, Spring 2020; now postdoctoral researcher at the University of Twente

Dr. Prudhvi Tej Chinimilli, Fall 2018 (co-chaired with Prof. Sangram Redkar); now senior research scientist at Exactech

Master Students (thesis option)

Aravind Adhith P.S., Sp23, now at Komatsu Mining

Qinchen Zha, Sp23

Reed Axman, Sp22, now at MathWorks

Kyle Stewart, Sp22, now at Applied Medical

Danish Faraaz Syed, Su21, now at Foxconn Industrial Internet

Ibrahim Hasan, Su21, now PhD student at KTH

Mason Smith, Sp21, now PhD student at ASU

Pallavi Shintre, Fa20, now at Honeywell

Shubham Turakhia, Fa20, now at Automotus

Hansol Moon, Sp20, now at ASML

Jonathan Bush (w/ Dr. Heinrichs), Sp20, now PhD student at ASU

Kashyap Sathyamurthy, Sp20, now at Volansi

Souvik Poddar, Sp20, now PhD student at SUNY Buffalo

Francisco Javier Lopez Arellano (w/ Prof. Santello), Sp19

Rebecca Bell, Sp19

Karthik Kambam (w/Prof. Nedich), Fa18, now at Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories

Vaibhav Jhawar, Su18

Mostafa Rezayat, Su18, now PhD student at ASU

Bachelor Students (honor’s thesis)

Sruti Ganti, Spring 2023

Jose Nacias, Matthew Downey, and Edward Goldenberg, Spring 2021

Sam Seidel, Spring 2020

Colton Van Hazel, Spring 2020

Marcus Schaller, Fall 2019

Jose Luis Rivera, Spring 2019

Daniel Gaytan-Jenkins, Spring 2019

Jonathan Bush, Spring 2019

Breanna Holmes, Spring 2018