Conor Walsh is the Paul A. Maeder Professor of Engineering and Applied Science at Harvard University a Core Faculty Member at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. He is also the founder of the Harvard Biodesign Lab.
Walsh has established the Harvard Medical Device Innovation Initiative that provides students with the opportunity to collaborate with clinicians in Boston and emerging regions such as India. In addition, his research group is also dedicated to STEM education and have launched the Soft Robotics Toolkit that is an open source resource to promote and disseminate materials for soft robotics.
Walsh’s work has been recognized with multiple awards including the MIT Technology Review Innovator Under 35 Award, the Early Academic Career Award in Robotics and Automation from the IEEE RAS, the Rolex Award for Enterprise and the MIT 100K Entrepreneurship Competition Grand Prize. He received his BAI and BA degrees in Mechanical and Manufacturing engineering from Trinity College in Dublin, and MS and PhD. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.