EJ received his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Delaware in 2018. He earned an Honors Degree with Distinction.
His research goal for his PhD is to recreate the motion of living creatures with man-made technology. The cellular aspect of biological tissue is ubiquitous and fundamentally necessary for its function. Cellular tissues can squish and deform and respond to new conditions in a way that the rigid jointed machines of today can not. If the cellular nature of tissue can be replicated artificially, it becomes possible to design robots that move like living creatures. His aim is to design artificial cellular structures that perform like living tissue.
The technology of additive manufacturing is constantly advancing. It has become evermore possible to create assortments of electronic components at very small scales. His research relies on this new technology, which opens up the boundaries for creating cellular robotics.
B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, 2018
University of Delaware