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Carlotta Mummolo is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.  Since September 2018, she is the director of the Coppélia Research Lab, where a diverse team of students and researchers studies the principles of bipedal locomotion and balance stability, with applications in the field of motor rehabilitation. Her research is based on a multidisciplinary approach that integrates fundamental biological and mechanical principles into robotics research platforms to investigate how legged systems move and interact with their environment.

Dr. Mummolo received her bachelor and master degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Polytechnic of Bari (Italy) in 2009 and 2011, respectively, and a second master degree in Mechanical Engineering from New York University (NYU) in 2011. In January 2016, she received two doctoral degrees through a joint Ph.D. program in Mechanical Engineering between Polytechnic of Bari and NYU. Since 2016, Dr. Mummolo has mentored more than 30 students (undergraduate and master) with their thesis dissertations and research activities and had teaching experience in the topics of robot mechanics, robot mobility, simulation tools for robotics, automatic control, system dynamics.

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Elizabeth Archer

B.S. Biomedical Engineering


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Nikhil Lokesh Chitty

M.S. Electrical Engineering

Prateek Chandra

M.S. Biomedical Engineering

Cruz Donato

M.S.  Biomedical Engineering



Kübra Akbaş, PhD Student, Biomedical Engineering 

Kubra received degrees in Mechanical Engineering (B.S., 2018) and Mechatronics and Robotics (M.S., 2019), both from New York University. Over the course of her education, she has worked on research projects focusing on topics such as bipedal locomotion, energy expenditure of actuators, fluid mechanics, and power systems. After her M.S. degree, Kubra spent her summer teaching and connecting with a large class of high school girls how to code through the Girls Who Code program. She looks forward to study how robots and humans move and applying that knowledge to solve challenges in the biomedical field.



Dr. Ilaria Mileti

Visiting Postdoc

University of Rome, La Sapienza

Stefano Pescosolido

Master Student

University of Rome, La Sapienza


Martina Suglia, University of Rome La Sapienza - 09/2018 - 12/2018   

Verdiana Valente, University of Rome La Sapienza - 09/2018 - 12/2018

Giulia Vicentini, University of Rome La Sapienza - 09/2018 - 12/2018

Karen Ayoub, B.S. Biomedical Engineering - 09/2018 - 12/2019

Karina Dsouza, B.S. Biomedical Engineering - 09/2018 - 12/2019

Swathi Pavuluri, B.S. Biomedical Engineering - 09/2018 -12/2019

Mahenoor Shaikh, B.S. Biomedical Engineering - 04/2019 - 08/2019

Brian Mcgrath, B.S. Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology - 04/2019 - 08/2019

Darshan Patel, Middlesex Academy for Allied Health and Biomedical Sciences - 06/2019 - 08/2019

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