Department of Engineering and Design

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Dr Hareesh Godaba

Post:Associate (Engineering and Design)
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I am an interdisciplinary scientist with experience in robotics, applied physics and materials and am interested in solving current and challenging problems. I have worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Centre for Advanced Robotics @ Queen Mary (ARQ) in Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) on the National Centre for Nuclear Robotics (NCNR) Project developing sensing and actuation technologies for application to extreme environments. Prior to this, I worked as a Research Fellow in Advanced Sensotronics Lab in the National University of Singapore where I developed stretchable and self-healing light sources for next generation displays and soft robots. I received my Ph.D. from the National University of Singapore in 2018 with my thesis focussing on mechanics of dielectric elastomer actuators. My work has been published and highlighted in reputed venues such as Nature Materials, Soft Matter, Applied Physics Letters and IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics.

I am interested in investigating the intersection of engineering materials, applied physics and bioinspiration to create new soft robots that can tackle significant challenges in extreme environments and medicine. Please visit my personal webpage to find latest updates as well as a more detailed overview of my research: