Bio and Contact Info

Capsule Bio:

Michael T. Tolley is Associate Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and director of the Bioinspired Robotics and Design Lab at the Jacobs School of Engineering, UC San Diego (bioinspired.eng.ucsd.edu). Before joining the mechanical engineering faculty at UCSD in the fall of 2014, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University. He received the Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering with a minor in computer science from Cornell University in 2009 and 2011, respectively. His research seeks inspiration from nature to design robotic systems with the versatility, resilience, and efficiency of biological organisms. Example topics include soft robots, origami robots, and systems capable of self-assembly. His work has appeared in leading academic journals including Science and Nature, and has been recognized by awards including a US Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program award and a 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award. He is active in the robotics community, serving in multiple associate editor and conference organizer roles including as Program Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft) in 2010.


Research Website:

http://bioinspired.eng.ucsd.edu/


Contact Info:

Professor Michael T. Tolley

EBU II, room 356

9500 Gilman Drive #0411

La Jolla, CA 92093-0411

Phone: (858) 534-1355

Email: tolley@ucsd.edu


Bioinspired Robotics and Design Lab

EBU II, room 137

9500 Gilman Drive #0411

La Jolla, CA 92093-0411