Principal Investigator


J. William Boley, PhD.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Boston University

110 Cummington Mall, Room 108
Office: 617-358-1134

Graduate Students

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Ramón E. Sánchez Cruz
PhD Candidate, 6th year, MechE
I earned my undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez. As a PhD student in the AAL, I am working on developing haptic feedback systems for assistive technologies. My research interest spans from haptic devices embedded in assistive technologies to fully wearable and self-contain haptic devices that could be placed on different parts of the body.
Stephanie Flores Zopf
Stephanie Flores Zopf
PhD Candidate, 4th year, MechE
My background spans research in materials science, textiles, printing and flexible energy storage. I am interested in developing advanced manufacturing techniques to fabricate smart textiles for apparel and wearable technologies.
Javier M Morales Ferrer
PhD Candidate, 4th year, MechE
NDSEG Graduate Research Fellow

I acquired my bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with minor concentration in chemistry at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico. As a graduate student, my research is focused on 4D printing shape-shifting structures and its broad applications.

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Nicole Bacca
PhD Candidate, 2nd year, MechE

I received my bachelors in Mechanical Engineering at Florida International University in 2021. My research background has focused on developing new materials and testing methods for aerospace applications. My current research is focused on 3D printing of stretchable electronics using additve manufacturing.

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Xing Ye
PhD Candidate, 2nd year, MechE

I am currently working on building 3D-printable electric devices using additive manufacturing techniques. My research focuses on designing soft robots and expanding their applications one layer at a time.

Kayla Wolfe
MS Student, 1st year, MechE

Over the course of the year I will be converting the robot, Rosie, in the Automated Design and  Manufacturing Laboratory portion of EPIC, to make electric circuit boards. The robot will be able to pick and place electronic components into a base with allocated positions, and print conductive ink to act as wires and electrodes connecting the electric components. This will enable students to be able to design and produce their own electric circuit boards.

Undergraduate Students

Sophie Caplan

Lab Alumni

Master Students
Jean P. Soto Aquino - 2022
Rongxuan (Faust) Xie - 2020

Undergraduate Students

Nateethorn "Natee" Nuchklang - 2021
Jane Pak - 2021
Nicholas Rosenberger - 2020
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