Robert F. Shepherd

Assistant Professor
Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering

Contact Information

277 Kimball Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

Robert F. Shepherd

Assistant Professor
Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering

Expertise
Rheology of complex fluids; soft materials

Current Research Interest
Wearable and assistive soft robots

Distinction
National Academy of Engineering United States Frontiers of Engineering Symposium Participant
United States Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Award
3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award

Selected Publications
MacMurray, Benjamin C., Xintong An, Sanlin S. Robinson, Ilse M. van Meerbeek, Kevin W. O’Brien Huichan Zhao, and Robert F. Shepherd. “Poroelastic Foams for Simple Fabrication of Complex Soft Robots.” Advanced Materials 27 (2015): 6334-6340.

Van Meerbeek, Ilse M., Benjamin C. MacMurray, Jae Woo Kim, Sanlin S. Robinson, Perry X. Zou, Meredith N. Silberstein, and Robert F. Shepherd. “Morphing Metal and Elastomer Bicontinuous Foams for Reversible Stiffness, Shape Memory, and Self-Healing Soft Machines.” Advanced Materials 28 (2015): 2801-2806.

Cornell Research Website Article
Soft, Safe Robots with Daring Abilities