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Education:

  • 2007 to present: Ph.D. student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • 2003 to 2007: Bachelor of Science, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of New Haven, New Haven, CT

Research Interests:

  • Robotics in Medical Applications
  • Robotics and Control
  • Mechatronics

Current Project:

  • Design of Micro-Surgical Manipulators for Dual-arm Microsurgery in Opthalmic Applications (working with Wei Wei)

Teaching Assistantships

  • Fall 2007 (Columbia): MECE E4602, Introduction to Robotics
  • Spring 2005 (UNH): EAS112, Methods of Engineering Analysis
  • Summer 2004 (UNH): Multidisciplinary Engineering and Applied Science Curriculum Development

Industry Experience:

  • Summer 2006: Intern, Compression System Aerodynamics, Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Engines Inc., Middletown, CT
  • Summer 2005: Engineering Technician, Tomtec, Inc., Automated liquid-handling systems, Hamden, CT

Academic Recognitions:

  • 2007 Mechanical Engineering Award
  • 2003-2007 Arthur Moulton Distinguished Scholar Award (Full, four year scholarship)
  • 2003-2007 Dean’s List-University of New Haven

Personal Interests:

  • Tennis, Bicycling, Basketball, Fishing
  • Traveling

Publications:

  • Hamid, S., Simaan, N., “Design and Synthesis of Wire-Actuated Universal-Joint Wrists for Surgical Applications,” accepted for publication in IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA’09), 2009.