Dr. Nahian Rahman is currently employed as a Research Associate in the Bristol Robotics Lab (https://www.bristolroboticslab.com/) at the University of Bristol, where his primary research goal is to develop a soft, wearable, assistive device that helps elderly people while moving (an EPSRC project). The work primarily includes the engineering aspects of developing soft actuator, sensor, and fabrication. He was a Post Doctoral Fellow in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech (2018-2019) (https://robomed.gatech.edu/nahian-rahman/). Prior to joining Georgia Tech, he was a Ph.D. researcher in the Advanced Robotics Department at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Italy. He completed undergraduate studies in Mechanical Engineering from the Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET) in 2009. He received his M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering with majoring in Intelligent, Control, and System from Pusan National University, South Korea in 2014. He obtained a Ph.D. in Advanced Robotics from IIT in 2018. His doctoral study titled “Towards Developing Gripper to obtain Dexterous Manipulation” discusses explicitly the challenges of obtaining human-like prehensile and dexterous in-hand manipulation in artificial grippers and constructs a mathematical guideway to develop grippers that are capable of conducting in-hand manipulation and some prehensile tasks. He designed and developed two novel gripper platforms which are adaptable to a plurality of grasps and dexterous at the same time. In Georgia Tech, he worked on the deflection measurement of flexible and continuum robots. His work also focused on developing an intravascular steerable robot that is guided to the mitral valve by multimodality imaging to deploy a novel, low profile device that can effectively repair Mitral regurgitation (MR) of all forms (an NIH R01 project).
Research Interest: Control, Dexterous Manipulation, Gripper/Grasping, Medical Robotics, Soft Robotics.
Google Scholar: https://tinyurl.com/yy3z4dxz
Other Experience and Professional Memberships:
IEEE member; Professional member, American Heart Association (AHA);
He has published more than 25 papers in several top journals and conferences and he voluntarily provides academic service by reviewing papers in several top international journals and conferences.
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