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Yigit Menguc W-1168

Prof. Yigit Menguc, PhD

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Research Summary

Dr. Mengüç works at the interface of mechanical science and robotics, creating soft devices inspired by nature and applied to robotics. During his doctoral work at Carnegie Mellon he developed micro-scale robotic manipulators exploiting controllable adhesion and a self-cleaning adhesive that equaled the gecko’s toe in stickiness. Prior to joining the School of MIME, Dr. Mengüç was a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, where he lead the development of hyper-elastic sensors for wearable motion tracking and soft robotics.

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Award Year: 2004
Institution at Time of Award: William Marsh Rice University