People

Faculty 

Louis Whitcomb, PhD
Professor
115 Hackerman Hall
llw@jhu.edu
410-516-6724
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Graduate Students


Zak Harris
PhD Student
70 Krieger Hall
zharris7 [at] jhu [dot] edu
410-516-8021


Florian Pontani
MSE Student
70 Krieger Hall
flo@jhu.edu
410-516-8021


Abhimanyi Shah
PhD Student
70 Krieger Hall
ashah80 [at] jhu [dot] edu
410-516-8021


Andrew Spielvogel
PhD Student
70 Krieger Hall
aspielv1 [at] jhu [dot] edu
410-516-8021

Undergraduates 

Recent Alumni

Rachel Hegeman
MSE Student
rachel.hegeman@gmail.com

JR Wong
MSE Student
jwong61 [at] jhu [dot] edu

Tyler Paine
MSE Student
tpaine1@jhu.edu


Katherine Mao
REU Student / Engineering Intern from Purdue University
mao86@purdue.edu



Emily Palmer
Engineering Intern
epalme18@jhu.edu


Laughlin Barker
PhD Student
laughlin@jhu.edu

Jonathan Bohren, PhD
Phd Student
Honeybee Robotics
bohren@honeybeerobotics.com
http://jbohren.com

Ryan Howarth
MSE Student
ryanhowarth4@gmail.com


Saurabh Singh
MSE Student
ssingh82@jhu.edu


Ryan Reedy
REU Student / Engineering Intern from the University of Central Florida
rreedy1@jhu.edu

Collaborators 


Peter Kazanzides, PhD
Research Professor
120 Hackerman Hall
pkaz@jhu.edu
https://smarts.lcsr.jhu.edu

Simon Leonard, PhD
Assistant Research Professor
137-B Hackerman
sleonard@jhu.edu
https://www.cs.jhu.edu/faculty/simon-leonard

Jonathan Bohren, PhD
Senior Robotics Engineer
Honeybee Robotics
bohren@honeybeerobotics.com
http://jbohren.com


Christopher German, PhD
Senior Scientist
Department of Geology and Geophysics
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
cgerman@whoi.edu
http://www.whoi.edu/treet


Michael V. Jakuba, PhD
Research Engineer
Department of Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering
mjakuba@whoi.edu


Andy Bowen
Principal Engineer
Director of the National Deep Submergence Facility
Department of Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering
abowen@whoi.edu
https://www.whoi.edu/hpb/Site.do?id=3792


Dana Yoerger, PhD
Senior Scientist
Department of Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering
dyoerger@whoi.edu
https://www.whoi.edu/hpb/Site.do?id=1252

DSCL Alumni

NAME

ENROLLED JHU

DEGREE

THESIS TOPIC

PREVIOUS DEGREE

PRESENT STATUS

Jonathan Bohren

Fall 2011

Ph.D. 2017

On-orbit Telerobotic Servicing of Spacecraft

Robotics MS, University of Pennsylvania

Senior Robotics Engineer,
Honeybee Robotics

Gianarlo Troni

Fall 2007

Ph.D. 2013

Underwater Vehicle Navigation

B.S. M.E. U- Católica, Chile

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Christopher McFarland

Fall 2007

Ph.D. 2013

Underwater Vehicle Navigation and Cotrol

B.S. M.E. Wash-U.

Amazon Prime Air Research

Amy Blank

Fall 2006

Ph.D. 2012

Variable Impedance control of Prosthetics

B.S. M.E. Penn State

Post-Doc, Rice University

Christopher Walter

Fall 2011

MSE

Robotics/Controls

B.S.M.E. Lehigh

NSWC

Sarah Webster

Fall 2004

Ph.D. 2010

Multi-Vehicle Navigation and Control

B.S. M.E. MIT

Scientist, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington

Axel Krieger

Fall 2004

Ph.D. 2008

Medical Robotics

Dipl. Eng. M.E. Univ. Karlsruhe, 2002

Assistant Professor, ME Department, University of Maryland

Stephen Martin

Fall 2002

Ph.D. 2008

Underwater Robot Vehicle Dynamics and Control

B.S. M.E. University of Maryland.

SPAWAR, San Diego.

James Kinsey

Fall 1999

Ph.D. 2006

Navigation and control of submersibles

B.S. M.E. Stony Brook

Tenure-track Assistant Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Alexandru Patriciu

Fall 1998

Ph.D. 2005

Medical Robotics – co-advisor with Prof Dan Stoianovici.

M.S. C.S. University of Craiova

Assistant Professor, ECE, McMaster University.

Tabish Mustufa

Fall 2002 (M.S.)

M.S. 2005

Medical Robotics

B.S.M.E. JHU May 2003

Robotics Engineer with Intuitive Surgical Systems.

Chris Wong

Fall 2003

M.S. 2005

Robotics

B.S. E.C.E JHU May 2003

Robotics Engineer with Oceaneering, Inc.

Misty Steinberger, LT, U.S. Navy

Fall 2003

M.S. 2005

Underwater Robotics

B.S. O.E. U.S Naval Academy 1998.

Robotics Engineer with the JHU Applied Physics Laboratory.

Steven Chism, CMDR (retired),

U. S. Navy

Spring 1998

M.S. 2003

Submarine dynamics and control

B.S. M.E UCLA,

M.S.M.E, Naval Postgraduate School

Education Director for US-First

David Smallwood

Fall 1997

Ph.D. 2003

Dynamics and control of underwater vehicles.

B.S. M.E. University of Miami

Principal Systems Engineer, Mechanical Engineering, Northrop Grumman Oceanic and Naval

Systems, Annapolis, MD.

Jaydeep Roy

Fall 1995

Ph.D. 2002

High-performance dynamics and

Control of robot arms.

B.S. M.E.

Indian Institute of Technology

Lead Technologist, Physical Sciences, GE Global Research.

Ralf Bachmayer

Fall 1995

Ph.D. 2001

Dynamics and control of marine thrusters.

B.S. E.E.

University of Karlshrue, Germany

Professor, University of Bremen / MARUM

Magdalene Tan

Fall 1999

M.S. 2001

Robotics concentration.

B.S. M.E

Johns Hopkins University

Graduated May 2001.

A. Grey Lerner

Fall 1997

M.S. 1999

Development of a passive 7-DOF surgical robot arm.

B.S. M.E

University of Montana

Senior Mechanical Engineer, Electro Scientific Industries, Inc., Portland, OR