Biomechatronics and Intelligent Robotics Lab


Hao Su is Irwin Zahn Endowed assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the City University of New York, City College and the Director of the Lab of Biomechatronics and Intelligent Robotics (BIRO). He was a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard University and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. Prior to this role, he was a Research Scientist at Philips Research North America where he designed robots for lung and cardiac surgery. He obtained the Ph.D. degree on Surgical Robotics from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Su received NSF CAREER Award,Toyota Mobility Challenge Discover Award, the Best Medical Robotics Paper Runner-up Award in the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) and Philips Innovation Transfer Award. He received the Advanced Simulation & Training Award from the Link Foundation and Dr. Richard Schlesinger Award from the American Society for Quality. He holds patents on surgical robotics and socially assistive robots.

Affiliated Faculty and Postdoctoral Scholars

Tzu-hao Huang

PhD, National Taiwan Univ.

Assistant Professor

Antonio Di Lallo

PhD, Università di Pisa

Postdoc Fellow

Thassyo Pinto

PhD, Michigan State Univ.

Postdoc Fellow

Mhairi MacLean

PhD, University of Florida

Postdoc Fellow

Graduate Students

Shuang-Yue Yu

M.S., Beijing U of Tech

Sainan (Selina) Zhang


Bowen Xia

M.S., University of Washington

Shuo Fang

M.S., Harbin Engineering

Junxi Zhu

M.S., University of Maryland
College Park

Leo Baraldi

M.S., City College

Satesh Mahadeo

M.S., City College


Undergraduate Students

Lizzette Salmeron
Gladys V. Juca Castro
Winnie Ngo
Viktor Silivanov
Tom Park

Lab Alumni

Hadia Perez
GE Healthcare
Jade Ardinez
Johnson Controls
Brian Lynn
Mechanical Engineer
ULC Robotics
Kevin Nogacz
Mechanical Engineer
Easy Aerial Inc, E.I.T.
Jason Calle


Ben Bokser, Engineer, Boeing


Valentin Adesman, Engineer, Raytheon


Yanjun Li, PhD Candidate, Case Western Reserve University


Jiaqi Guo, PhD Candidate, New York University


Junlin Wang, Mechanical Engineer, BrianCo Inc., M.S., Carnegie Mellon University


Xiao Li, Mechanical Engineer, BrianCo Inc., M.S., Virginia Tech


Haodan Tan, Intern, United Nations, Ph.D., Indiana University

Yuxin Fu, Research Scholars, M.S., Columbia University

Jianfu Yang, Research Scholars, M.S., Columbia University

Jiechao Ma, Research Scholars, Ph.D., Purdue University