People

Principal Investigator

David B. Camarillo is Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, (by courtesy) Mechanical Engineering and Neurosurgery at Stanford University. Dr. Camarillo holds a B.S.E in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University, a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and completed postdoctoral fellowships in Biophysics at the UCSF and Biodesign Innovation at Stanford. 

Dr. Camarillo worked in the surgical robotics industry at Intuitive Surgical and Hansen Medical, before launching his laboratory at Stanford in 2012. His current research focuses on precision human measurement for multiple clinical and physiological areas including the brain, heart, lungs, and reproductive system. Dr. Camarillo has been awarded the Hellman Fellowship, the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program award, among other honors including multiple best paper awards in brain injury and robotic surgery. His research has been funded by the NIH, NSF, DoD, as well as corporations and private philanthropy. His lab’s research has been featured on NPR, the New York Times, The Washington Post, Science News, ESPN, and TED.com as well as other media outlets aimed at education of the public. Professional page

Awards:

  • 2018 National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, Lexington,MA
  • 2017 Best Paper Award, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (450 papers in volume)
  • 2016 Editor’s Choice Award, Annals of Biomedical Engineering (300 papers in volume)
  • 2016 Young Investigator Program award, Office of Naval Research
  • 2015 Reviewer’s Top Choice 5% Award at BMES, San Antonio, TX
  • 2015 Hellman Faculty Scholar
  • 2015 Tashia and John Morgridge Endowed Faculty Scholarship in Pediatric Translational
  • 2014 BMES Innovation and Career Development Award
  • 2014 Best Paper Award at IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation workshop on continuum robotics, Hong Kong
  • 2010 NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Training Fellow

Staff

Andrea Aguilera | Administrative Associate
Email: admin.camarillo@stanford.edu
Office address: 443 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305-4124

Postdoctoral Fellows

August Domel | Postdoctoral Fellow, Bioengineering
Email: augustdomel@stanford.edu
Education: 
Ph.D. in Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering, Harvard University
Awards: Dudley Fellow, Peirce Fellow, Winston Chen Fellow, Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Advisory Board

 

Yuzhe Liu | Postdoctoral Fellow, Bioengineering
Email: yuzheliu@stanford.edu
Education: 
Ph. D. in Engineering Mechanics at Tsinghua University
Awards: National Scholarship, 2018 (China)

 

Seyed Abdolmajid Yousefsani | Postdoctoral Fellow, Bioengineering
Email: samysani@stanford.edu
Education:
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology
Awards: IR National Elites Foundation, Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation (DMRCINT)

 

Hossein Vahid Alizadeh | Postdoctoral Fellow, Bioengineering
Email: hva@stanford.edu 
Education: 
PhD in Electrical Engineering, McGill University
Website: http://www.hvahid.com

 

Graduate Students

Jake Sganga | PhD Candidate, Bioengineering
Email: sganga@stanford.edu 
Education: 
M.S. in Bioengineering at Stanford University, 2016
Awards: Siebel Scholar,  NIH Biotech Training Grant Fellow, Bio-X Bowes Fellow, James H. Clark Foundation Bioengineering Fellow

 

Michael Fanton | PhD Candidate, Mechanical Engineering
Email: mfanton@stanford.edu 
Education: 
BS in Mechanical Engineering, University of California, San Diego
Awards: 
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Alumni

Lyndia Wu | PhD Candidate, Bioengineering
Current Position: Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia 
Education: 
MS in Bioengineering, Stanford University
Awards: NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship, Stanford Bio-X Graduate Fellow, Stanford Bioengineering Fellowship 

Pete Shull | Postdoctoral Fellow, Bioengineering 
Current Position: Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Education: 
PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
 
 
 
 

Kaveh Laksari | Postdoctoral Fellow, Bioengineering
Current Position: Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona 
Education: 
PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Temple University
Awards: Child Research Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship

 

Michael Yip | PhD Candidate, Bioengineering 
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of California at San Diego
Education: 
PhD in Bioengineering, Stanford University

 

 

Mehmet Kurt | Postdoctoral Fellow, Bioengineering
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology  
Education: 
PhD in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Awards: Thrasher Research Foundation Early Career Award, Child Research Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship

 

Kaveh Laksari | Postdoctoral Fellow, Bioengineering
Current Position: Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona 
Education: 
PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Temple University
Awards: Child Research Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship

Livia Zarnescu Yanez | Postdoctoral Fellow, Bioengineering
Current Position: Data scientist at Uber 
Education: 
PhD in Bioengineering, Stanford University
Awards: NSF Graduate Research Fellow, Stanford Graduate Fellowship

 

Chiara Giordano | Postdoctoral Fellow, Bioengineering
Current position: Algorithm Developer at Tobii AB 
Education: 
PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Biomechanics at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

 

 

Calvin Kuo | PhD Candidate, Mechanical Engineering
Current Position: Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of British Columbia
Education: 
MS in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University

 


Lisa Su | MS Student, Mechanical Engineering
Current Position: Medical Student at UCLA 
Education: 
BS in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University

 

 

Daniel Heribert Meyer | PhD Candidate, Mechanical Engineering
Current Position: Data Scientist at Proteus Digital Health, Inc
Education: 
PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Munich 

 

 

Fidel Hernandez | PhD Candidate, Mechanical Engineering (2012-2016)
Current Position: Associate, McKinsey & Company 
Education: 
PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
Awards:
NSF Graduate Fellow, Sloan Fellow, Bio-X Fellow

 

Choongsoo Shin | Associate Professor, Sogang University
Current position: Professor at Sogang University
Education: PhD in Biomechanical Engineering, Stanford University

 

 

 

Maria Malone | MS Student, Mechanical Engineering 
Current Position: Mechanical Design Engineer at Plenty
Education: 
MS in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University

 

Vaibhav Nangia | MS Student, Mechanical Engineering 
Current Position: Hardware Engineer at Waymo 
Education: 
MS in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University

 

Joe Schooler | Research Coordinator 
Current Position: Working at Ancestry.com  
Education: 
MS in Biomedical Imaging, University of California – San Francisco