Carmel Majidi-Mechanical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

Carmel Majidi

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Courtesy Appointments, Robotics Institute, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Biomedical Engineering

5000 Forbes Avenue
Scaife Hall 409
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-268-2492
Fax: 412-268-3348


Dr. Majidi is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, where he started as an assistant professor in 2011. Prior to joining the faculty, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Harvard Microrobotics Laboratory (2009-2011) and the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (2007-2009). His experience in solid mechanics and microfabrication is the foundation of his current research in the emerging fields of soft robotics and active multifunctional materials.

The next generation of autonomous robots, assistive medical devices, and electronics will include systems that are soft, elastically deformable, and adapt their functionality to the changing demands of their operator and enviroment. Progress depends on new classes of multifunctional materials and soft machines for stretchable electronics, elastomer-based pneumatics, hyperelastic deformation sensing, and reversible shape and rigidity control.

Professor Majidi addresses these emerging challenges through a unique combination of rapid prototyping, soft-lithography microfabrication, and theoretical insights from solid mechanics. This includes innovations in liquid-embedded elastomer electronics (LE3) for stretchable sensors, circuits, and wearable computing.

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Engineering smart tattoos

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Researchers bring 'thubber' to life 

Thubber combines elasticity with thermal conductivity 

Breakthrough soft electronics fabrication method is a first step to DIY smart tattoos

Majidi, Park receive Samsung grant for soft robotics

Majidi receives Ladd Award


B.S. 2001, Cornell University
M.S. 2004, University of California at Berkeley
Ph.D. 2007, University of California at Berkeley


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