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Wenlong Zhang

Associate Professor and Lab Director

  • Dr. Zhang is an Associate Professor in the Polytechnic School at the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Arizona State University. He is currently serving as the Research Assistant Director of the Polytechnic School. 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 joined ASU faculty in 2015 after obtaining 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

Aravind Adhith

R&AS, 2022-

Sunny Amatya

Sys. Eng., 2019-

Jonathan Bush

Sys. Eng., 2020-

Yizhuang Garrard

Sys. Eng., 2019-
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Karishma Patnaik

Sys. Eng., 2019-

Zhi Qiao

Mech. Eng., 2017-

Mostafa Rezayat

Mech. Eng., 2018-

Jahnav Rokalaboina

R&AS, 2022-

Arshnoor Singh Sachdeva

R&AS, 2022-

Achyut Shrestha

Sys. Eng., 2022-

Mason Smith

Sys. Eng., 2021-
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Yousef Soltanian

Mech. Eng., 2021-

Weijia Tao

Sys. Eng., 2021-

Emiliano Quinones Yumbla

Mech. Eng., 2019-

Qinchen Zha

Mfg. Eng., 2020-
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Undergraduate Students

Kyra Lee

SURI student (Su22), University of Puget Sound

Tilak Raj T.

Eng., 2021-
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Nicholas Rocchi

Comp. Sci., 2021-

Hatvi Thakkar

Aero. Eng., 2021-


Doctoral Students

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 research scientist at Sentinel Healthcare

Master Students (thesis option)

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

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)

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