Our Team

Sambeeta Das

Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Sambeeta ‘Sam’ Das is an assistant professor at the University of Delaware in the Mechanical Engineering Department. Before joining the University of Delaware, Dr. Das was a postdoctoral researcher for three years at the University of Pennsylvania. She was part of the GRASP Lab where she worked on microrobotic control and application of microrobots in biological systems. She earned her Ph.D. at the Pennsylvania State University in 2016 and her doctoral research was on directing micro and nanomotors and their applications in lab-on-a chip devices. Prior to her doctoral studies, she earned her Masters with distinction from the University of London and her Bachelors in Physics from Presidency College, India. She is the recipient of multiple awards including a graduate fellowship from the Pennsylvania State University, the overseas research award fellowship from the government of United Kingdom, and the Science and Engineering Excellence Fellowship from the University of London.


PhD, Pennsylvania State University, USA
MSc, University of London, UK
BSc, Presidency College, India


Fluid Mechanics
Materials Engineering


Biomechanical Engineering
Clean Energy & Environment
Robotics & Controls

Current Team Members

Postdoctoral Trainees

Graduate Students

Undergraduate Students

Former Team Members

  • Austin Maaddi – (09/2019-02/2020) – B.S. Mechanical Engineering
  • Chaewoon Kim – (Fall 2019) – B.S. Mechanical Engineering