Felix Russell

Felix is a PhD student in the Biomechatronics Lab in the Mechanical Engineering department of Imperial College London. He finished his mechanical engineering undergraduate degree at Imperial College in 2016. While he was there he worked on projects on development of an automated tracking camera for materials testing, fluid flow analogies for traffic jams and compliant ligaments within robotic joints.

PhD: His work will follow on from his masters project and centre on the construction of a bio-mimicking robotic joint in order to develop better knees for walking robots, prosthetic legs, rehabilitation devices and exoskeletons. There will be a particular focus on the use of elastic ligament-like structures within the joint for improving both control and stability. The new technologies developed may be of particular interest in the development of better passive-dynamic walking robots that use compliance in the limbs to produce gait that looks more human and has lower energy consumption than other stability strategies. 

Other work experience: Over the summer of 2014 he interned in the research and development department at Dyson. There he learned a lot from the experienced engineers there and the few months spent there cemented his interest in mechatronic design. At the end of the summer he was offered a graduate job with them (starting in 2016) and went back to work there for four weeks during the summer 2015. During his holidays and in term time weekends he has taught Arduino programming and electronics to classes of 10-16 year olds for www.techcamp.org.uk

Email: felix.russell12@imperial.ac.uk
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/felixrussell/