Andrew Sabelhaus, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Prof. Andrew Sabelhaus is the director of the Soft Robotics Control Lab at Boston University.

He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Division of Systems Engineering at BU. Prof. Sabelhaus received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley in 2019, and was an Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University from 2019-2022. He received an M.S. from Berkeley in 2015, and a B.S. from the University of Maryland in 2012, both also in Mechanical Engineering. At Berkeley, he was a NASA Space Technology Research Fellow with NASA Ames Research Center from 2015-2019, and an NSF Graduate Research Fellow from 2012-2015.

Prof. Sabelhaus has a deep commitment to building diverse and inclusive organizations, with a long history in advocacy within universities and professional societies. He has been a Faculty/Staff Advisor for both BU’s and Carnegie Mellon’s chapters of Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM), a national organization for LGBTQ+ scientists and engineers. He sees structural inequality from a personal perspective, and treats daily interactions and mentoring as the truest fixes to the “leaky pipeline” of talented diverse engineers. The SRC Lab reflects this commitment.