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.
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.
SEAS roboticists develop robots for Resilient ExtraTerrestrial Habitats
Multi-institution team uses quantitative imaging technology, innovative robotic device to capture tissue in minutes, preserve for advanced genomic study
Research paves the way for better lithium metal batteries
Robotic exosuit eliminated gait freezing, a common and highly debilitating symptom
Multi-scale approach improves the fatigue threshold of particle-reinforced rubber