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Harvard University


Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States



What we do

At the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), we work within and beyond the disciplines of engineering and foundational science to address the most pressing issues of our time. SEAS has no departments; departments imply boundaries, even walls. Our approach to teaching and research is, by design, highly interdisciplinary. We collaborate across academic areas at SEAS and the larger university, and with colleagues in academia, industry, government and public service organizations beyond Harvard.

Latest Posts

A robot mimics the folded look of rose petals to grasp complex shapes more easily than a traditional hand. A pneumatic clamp makes it easier for people with motor disabilities to safely wield kitchen knives. Prostheses utilize shape memory polymers to better replicate the range of motion of a limb.

A world of soft robotics

SEAS roboticists develop robots for Resilient ExtraTerrestrial Habitats

Robots to help with human habitation in space

Multi-institution team uses quantitative imaging technology, innovative robotic device to capture tissue in minutes, preserve for advanced genomic study

Research demonstrates success of new technology in conducting deep-sea research on fragile organisms

Research paves the way for better lithium metal batteries

Solid state battery design charges in minutes, lasts for thousands of cycles

Robotic exosuit eliminated gait freezing, a common and highly debilitating symptom

Soft robotic, wearable device improves walking for individual with Parkinson's disease

Multi-scale approach improves the fatigue threshold of particle-reinforced rubber

Rubber that doesn't grow cracks when stretched many times