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Short Bio 

Aslan Miriyev (Ph.D.) is a scientist interested in developing soft-bodied, intelligent, and cooperative robots of the future. Dr. Miriyev's research focuses on the nexus of materials and robotics to develop bio-hybrid soft intelligent robots. His particular interest is in synthesizing robots via the creation of physical artificial intelligence (PAI).

Dr. Miriyev is now holding the position of a scientist at Empa- Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, based in Dübendorf, Canton of Zurich, Switzerland. At Empa, Dr. Miriyev is working at the new and unique Materials and Technology Center of Robotics, synergistically bridging Robotics and Materials Science disciplines for developing robots of the future.

As of October 2019, Dr. Miriyev has been a visiting researcher at the Department of Aeronautics at Imperial College London, where he conducts research activities in the Aerial Robotics Lab, directed by Prof. Mirko Kovac.


In 2015-2018 Dr. Miriyev was a  post-doctoral research scientist in the group of  Prof. Hod Lipson at Columbia University in the City of New YorkAslan's research has focused on soft functional materials, such as soft robotic actuators, as a part of an ambitious attempt to develop an autonomous robot that will walk out of the printerAslan has been the ISEF post-doctoral fellow since 2015.

Dr. Miriyev obtained his B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Engineering from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel in 2015.

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Soft Actuation for Soft Robotics

Columbia Tech Ventures, New York

Science &U! (TV program)

CUNY.TV, New York