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Elliot Hawkes

Elliot Hawkes

Elliot Hawkes

Assistant Professor
‚ÄčMechanical Engineering

Affiliation: 
Mechanical Engineering

Contact

(805) 893-3408
2332 Engineering II

University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Research

Solid Mechanics, Materials & Structures, Micro- and Nanoscale Engineering, Dynamic Systems and Control, Robotics

Hawkes' research focuses on bringing together design, mechanics, and non-traditional materials to advance the vision of robust, adaptable, human-safe robots that can thrive in the uncertain, unstructured world. Current projects involve bio-inspired microstructured adhesive materials, non-linear compliant mechanisms, high-power soft actuators, soft exoskeletons, and growing robots.

Education

PhD Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
MS Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
AB Mechanical Engineering, Harvard University