Current Students

PhD candidates:

  • Mela Coffey (Feb 2021 – Present), Mechanical Engineering
  • Brennan Brodt (Sep 2021 – Present), Mechanical Engineering
  • Kamran Vakil (Sep 2022 – Present), Mechanical Engineering
  • Carter Berlind(Jan 2023 – Present, co-advised with Calin Belta), Mechanical Engineering
  • Lile Zhang (Sep 2021 – July 2023), Mechanical Engineering

MS students:

  • Priscila Rubio (September 2023 – Present), Robotics and Autonomous Systems
  • Karan Mudgal (September 2022 – Present, Draper Fellow co-advised with Tommaso Ranzani), Mechanical Engineering
  • Jordan Koseski (May 2023 – September 2023), Robotics and Autonomous Systems
  • Rami Akl (May 2023 – September 2023), Robotics and Autonomous Systems
  • Paolo Casas (May 2021 – September 2022), Robotics and Autonomous Systems

Undergraduate researchers:

  • Jared Pratt (May 2021 – Aug 2022), Mechanical Engineering 

Prospective Students

Current BU students: Interested in working with our group? Current BU students should reach out to Prof. Pierson to discuss research opportunities. We currently have openings for undergraduate and MS students, and anticipate recruiting for graduate students in the 2023-2024 application cycle. There are no Fall 2024 PhD rotations open at this time.

BU Applicants: Prospective graduate students should apply to the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Boston University. Please specify interest in working with Professor Alyssa Pierson in your application. After applying, please reach out to Prof. Pierson if you think your application is a strong fit with our group.

Prof. Pierson is inundated with so many emails and cannot directly admit students nor respond to generic email requests. Please do not add to this pile with multiple email reminders upon generic requests.