STORM LAB

Lab Members

STORM Lab UK Director – Pietro Valdastri

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full Professor, Chair of Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Faculty of Engineering, University of Leeds

Adjoint Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, Vanderbilt University

PhD in Bioengineering from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy

p.valdastri [at] vanderbilt.edu

STORM Lab USA Director – Keith L. Obstein


Associate Professor of Medicine Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

keith.l.obstein [at] vanderbilt.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Post-Doc

Ekawahyu Susilo

ekawahyu.susilo [at] vanderbilt.edu

Research: Design Environment for Capsule Robots, Soft Colonoscopy Robotic Platform

 

Graduate Students

Addisu Z. Taddese

addisu.z.taddese [at] vanderbilt.edu

Research: Design Environment for Capsule Robots

 

 

 

Piotr R. Slawinski

piotr.r.slawinski [at] vanderbilt.edu

Research: Soft Colonoscopy Robotic Platform

 

 

Nicolò Garbin

nicolo.garbin.1 [at] vanderbilt.edu

Research: Local Magnetic Actuation

 

 

 

Federico Campisano

federico.campisano [at] vanderbilt.edu

Research: Wireless Tissue Palpation

 

Undergraduate Students

Dennis Sohn

dennis.sohn [at] vanderbilt.edu

Research: Local Magnetic Actuation

 

Nikolaos Gkotsis

nikolaos.gkotsis [at] vanderbilt.edu

Research: Medical Capsule Robots

 

High-School Students

Yasmin Alvarado-Rayo

Yasmin.Alvarado-Rayo [at] vanderbilt.edu

Research: Medical Capsule Robots

 

 

 

High-School Teachers

Mark Gonyea

gonyeam [at] rcschools.net

Research: Educational toolkit for capsule robots

 

Justin Montenegro

justin.montenegro [at] mnps.org

Research: Educational toolkit for capsule robots

 

 

 

Lab Alumni and Former Collaborators

Dr. Marco Beccani

Research: Wireless Tissue Palpation, Design Environment for Capsule Robots

Current Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow at University of Pennsylvania, mLab

 

Dr. Christian Di Natali

Research: Magnetic Localization, Local Magnetic Actuation

Current Position: Ask Christian

 

 

 

Byron Smith

Research: CO2 Insufflator for Minimally Invasive Procedures

Current Position: Founder of EndoInSight, Inc.

 

 

 

Francesco Gramuglia

francesco.gramuglia [at] vanderbilt.edu

Research: Local Magnetic Actuation

 

 

Kyle Musto

kyle.b.musto [at] vanderbilt.edu

Research: Medical Capsule Robots

 

 

Chris Lyne

christopher.t.lyne [at] vanderbilt.edu

Research: Medical Capsule Robots

 

 

Alex Vartanian

alexander.v.vartanian [at] vanderbilt.edu

Research: Medical Capsule Robots

 

Ashley Peck

ashley.m.peck [at] vanderbilt.edu

Research: Educational toolkit for capsule robots

 

 

Tina Karraz

christina.karraz [at] vanderbilt.edu

Research: Local Magnetic Actuation

 

 

Jianing Liu

jianing.liu [at] vanderbilt.edu

Research: Educational toolkit for capsule robots

 

 

 

Zeke Tan

zeke.tan [at] vanderbilt.edu

Research: Educational toolkit for capsule robots

 

 

 

Sarah Thorson

sarah.e.thorson [at] vanderbilt.edu

Research: Medical Capsule Robots

 

 

Gabriel Scozzarro

gscozzarro [at] gmail.com
Visiting student from Università Tor Vergata, Roma, Italy

Research: Medical Capsule Robots

 

 

Charreau S. Bell

Research: Soft Colonoscopy Robotic Platform, Vision-Based Localization

Current Position: Graduate student at Vanderbilt University

Robert J. Caprara

Research: Medical Capsule Robots

Current Position: Ask Robert

Claire E. Benjamin

Research: Wireless Tissue Palpation

Current Position: Graduate student at University of Colorado — Boulder

 

 

Nathan E. Hall

Research: Magnetic Localization

Current Position: U.S. Army

Victoria R. Mitchell

Research: Wireless Insufflation

Current Position: Vanderbilt Alumn

Mohd Fateh Mohd Lani

Research: Local Magnetic Actuation

Current Position: Graduate student in Japan

Vanessa N. Valentine

Research: Medical Capsule Robots

Current Position: Undergraduate student at Vanderbilt

Jevaugn D. Shabbazz

Research: Medical Capsule Robots

Current Position: Undergraduate student at Vanderbilt

Gregorio Aiello

Research: Medical Capsule Robots

Current Position: Research Assistant at Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Jacopo Buzzi

Research: Local Magnetic Actuation

Current Position: PhD student at Politecnico di Milano, Italy

 

 

 

 

Brennan Steele

Research: Tablet Technologies to Improve Colonoscopy

Current Position: Undergraduate student at Duke

 

 

Nhung Hoang

Research: Tablet Technologies to Improve Colonoscopy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brian Fang

Research: Wireless Insufflation

Current Position: Undergraduate student at Vanderbilt University

 

Inès Ouali

Research: Medical Capsule Robots

Current Position: Undergraduate student at Polytech Marseille, France

 

 

 

Erdem Erdemir

Research: Design Environment for Capsule Robots

Current Position: Assistant Professor at Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN

 

David J.Cunningham

Research: Local Magnetic Actuation

Current Position: Systems Engineer, Northrop Grumman, Huntsville, AL

 

 

Massimiliano Simi

Research: Trans-Abdominal Active Magnetic Link

Current Position: Mechanical Design Engineer, MEDra s.r.l.,Pisa, Italy

 

 

Sissi Battaglia

Research: Tetherless insufflation of human colon

Current Position: Research Assistant, Ospedale Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy

 

 

Lorenza Angelini

Research: Smart Mechanisms to Avoid Bowel Preparation in Colonoscopy

 

 

 

Giulia Bassani

Research: Real-Time Localization of Magnetic Capsule Robots

Current Position: PhD student at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

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