Lab members

Crab Lab Group Pic

Principal Investigator

Daniel Goldman

Dr. Daniel Goldman
Associate Professor in the School of Physics, Adjunct Professor in the School of Biology, Member Graduate Bioengineering Program
contact:daniel.goldman [at] physics.gatech.edu
Full CV (Georgia Tech format)

Visiting Scientist

Paul Umbanhowar

Dr. Paul Umbanhowar
Research interests lie in the area of nonlinear and complex physics with a focus on the dynamics of granular media.
contact:umbanhowar [at] northwestern.edu
website: http://www.mech.northwestern.edu/web/people/faculty/umbanhowar.php

Postdocs

Henry Astley

Henry Astley
PhD, Biology, Turning and maneuverability in limbless locomotion, especially sidewinding
contact: henry_astley [at] brown.edu

Yang Ding
Daria Monaenkova
PhD, Material Science, Nest construction of fire-ants in granular media
contact: dmonaenkova3 [at] mail.gatech.edu

Graduate students

Jeff Aguilar
Jeff Aguilar
PhD student, Mechanical Engineering, Robot hopping on sand
contact: gth657s [at] gatech.edu
Mark Kingsbury

Mark Kingsbury
PhD student, Physics, Bipedal robot walking on granular media
contact: mkingsbury3 [at] gatech.edu

Feifei

Feifei Qian
PhD student, Electrical Engineering, Locomotion on heterogeneous granular media
contact: qianfeifei_china [at] gatech.edu

Will Savoie
PhD Student, Active granular matter
contact: wsavoie [at] gatech.edu
Perrin Schiebel
PhD Student, Limbless locomotion on sand
contact: pschiebel3 [at] gatech.edu
Tingnan Zhang
PhD student, Physics, Simulation of granular media
contact: tingnan1986 [at] gatech.edu

Special Problems

Alex Alex Chang
Robotics, Robotic investigation of snake locomotion
contact: chang.h.alex [at] gmail.com
Vadim Vadim Linevich
MS in ME 1st year, Collective excavation
contact: vadim.linevich [at] gmail.com

Undergraduate students

luke Luke Buffardi
Physics, locomotion in hetrogeneous GM
contact: lukebuffardi [at] gatech.edu
Andras Karsai
Physics 3rd year, Tunneling motion of the oscillated skink in granular media
contact: andykarsai [at] gmail.com
Vlad Levenfeld
PHYS, Body mechanics of martial arts
contact: vlevenfeld [at] gmail.com
Ben
Ben McInroe
PHYS, Quadruped robot walker
contact: bmcinroe3 [at] gatech.edu
JohnP
John Parker
PHYS, Simulation of wet granular media
contact: jparker7494 [at] gatech.edu

Visiting Students

Former Lab Members

 

Bande-Ali, Azeem

Chau, Jessica

Chen, Sandy

Coyle III, Edward

Crane, Jeremiah

Daffon, Kevin

Ding, Yang, PhD, (now at U. Southern California as a postdoc, website here)

Everett, Dominique

Garcia, Mateo

Glenn, Robbie

Gravish, Nick (now at Harvard as a postdoc on a James McDonnell Fellowship, website here)

Grossman, Elan

Guigou, Danny

Guin, Santhosh C.

Hathaway, Duncan

Jacobson, Matt

Kamor, Adam

Kohle, Pushkar

Kuckuk, Robyn

Lau, Loretta

Lee, Yean

Levy, Laura

Li, Chen, PhD, (now at UC Berkeley as a Miller Postdoctoral Fellow) website here

London, Lionel

Maladen, Ryan, PhD, (now at Proctor & Gamble)

Marvi, Hamid, PhD, (now at Carnegie Mellon University as a postdoc) website here

Mazouchova, Nicole, (Now at Temple) website here

Masse, Andrew

Mendel, Daniel

Miller, Graham

Rodriguez, Greggory

Roy, Max

Saldana, Luis

Sharpe, Sarah, PhD, (now at Exponent Technical Consulting)

Shen, Jeff

Slatton, Andrew

Srivastava, Romik

Stinnett, Zackary

Taz, Humaira

Ward, Nicholas

Weeks, Chad

Xiau, Charles

Yildirim, Baris

Yip, Vanessa