Ezra’s Round Table / Systems Seminar: Sambeeta Das (Delaware)
Sambeeta ‘Sam’ Das is an assistant professor at the University of Delaware in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Before joining Delaware, Professor Das was a postdoctoral researcher for three years at the University of Pennsylvania. She was part of the GRASP Lab where she worked on microrobotic control and application of microrobots in biological systems. She earned her Ph.D. at the Pennsylvania State University in 2016 and her doctoral research was on directing micro and nanomotors and their applications in lab-on-a chip devices. Prior to her doctoral studies, she earned her master’s with distinction from the University of London and her bachelor’s in physics from Presidency College, India. She is the recipient of multiple awards including a graduate fellowship from the Pennsylvania State University, the overseas research award fellowship from the government of United Kingdom, and the Science and Engineering Excellence Fellowship from the University of London.
Professor Das’s research is very interdisciplinary spanning multiple fields like robotics, autonomous systems, physics, organic chemistry, materials engineering, soft matter, and biomedical engineering. The goal of her lab is to seamlessly combine these disparate disciplines to address challenges in tissue engineering. Her research activities focus on develop microrobots capable of precision delivery of biochemicals and cellular patterning; for applications in personalized therapeutics, drug delivery, and high throughput biotechnology research.