Dr Dana Damian


Dr Dana Damian


Department: Engineering

Faculty: Automated Control and Systems Engineering

Research expertise

  • Medical robotics, soft robotics

  • Haptics, tactile sensing

  • Prosthetics


Telephone: +44 114 222 5632

Email: d.damian@sheffield.ac.uk



Dana D Damian received her diploma in computer science and engineering from the Technical University Timisoara, Romania in 2007. In the same year she joined the Intelligent Systems Laboratory at the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, to work on her diploma thesis with Professor Nicu Sebe and Professor Mihai Micea. At the end of 2007, she became a PhD candidate at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, University of Zurich, Switzerland under the supervision of Professor Rolf Pfeifer.

In 2011 she was a Visiting Scholar for one year at the Haptics Laboratory of the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, US and at the Collaborative Haptics in Robotics and Medicine, Stanford University, USA, working with Professor Allison Okamura. She was also a founder of the Private Library 'Damian' in Romania. In 2012 she was a Visiting Scholar at the Soft Machines Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University, USA, working with Professor. Carmel Majidi.

From 2013 to 2015, she was a postdoctoral research fellow at Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, USA, working with Professor Pierre Dupont in the Pediatric Cardiac Bioengineering Laboratory. Currently Dana works at CATCH, at the University of Sheffield.