Professional Experience

Irish Manufacturing Research

May 2019 - present

Senior Researcher


Research on advanced manufacturing, industry 4.0.

Northeastern University

December 2017 - April 2019

Research Scientist

Boston, United States

Research on humanoid robots, collaborative robots and service robots.

Northeastern University

March 2017 - December 2017

Postdoctoral Researcher

Boston, United States

Research on humanoid robots for nuclear decommissioning tasks

Jules Verne Institute of Technological Research (IRT JV)

Nov 2014 - March 2017

Robotics Research Engineer

Bouguenais, France

Research and development of robotic systems for translational applications

Shanghai Jiaotong University

July - August 2010


Shanghai, China

Mechanism Analysis using Screw Theory

Xyratex Technology Ltd

October 2007 - October 2009

Mechanical Engineering Analyst

Havant, UK

Mechanical analysis of automated systems used to test hard disc drives in large volumes under desired thermal and dynamic conditions.

Medtronic Vascular

April - August 2006


Galway, Ireland

Mechanical/Biomedical internship

Teaching & Advising Experience

Northeastern University

January 2019 - April 2019

Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering

Boston, United States

ME 3460 - Robot Dynamics and Control

Covers fundamental components and mechanisms of robotic systems and their multidisciplinary nature. Introduces the robot’s kinematics, dynamics, and control. Presents a quick overview of forward and inverse kinematics, robot dynamics, as well as path planning and control techniques. Topics also include dynamic modeling and analysis of mechanically, electrically, and magnetically driven hydraulic and pneumatic drives; kinematics and motion analysis of linkages; as well as sensing technologies (e.g., position, linear and angular displacements, velocity and acceleration, force and torque sensors) used in robotic systems. Presents kinematics and control of automatic machinery and manufacturing processes, automatic assembly, and inspection robotic systems as representative examples.

Ecole Centrale de Nantes

September 2011 - October 2014

Teaching Assistant

Nantes, France


PhD in Robotics

October 2011 - October 2014

Ecole Centrale de Nantes

Nantes, France

Contributions to the modeling and control of cooperative manipulators

This thesis focuses on the modeling and control of cooperative robots manipulating rigid and flexible objects. Theoretical contributions include kinematic and dynamic analysis of robot behavior, new modeling strategies for multi-arm systems and new force/vision controllers that cope with unexpected object deformation. Studies on flexible object manipulation lead to a new dynamic formulation for parallel robots with flexible platforms. The proposed modeling formulations are validated using advanced simulation tools. The control schemes are validated experimentally in the industrial environment using a meat cutting robotic cell.

European Masters on Advanced Robotics

Sep 2009 - Sep 2011

Mention : Trés bien

University of Genoa, Ecole Centrale de Nantes

Genoa, Italy; Nantes, France

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering

September 2003 - September 2007

1st class honours

National University of Ireland, Galway

Galway, Ireland


Technical skills

Hardware skills

Honors and Awards

Funded Grants