Our works spans human + materials interactions in medical devices and educational tools:

  • Application of functional biomaterials in biomedical devices

  • Soft robotics

  • Biomimetic structures and control mechanisms

  • Development of accessible classroom tools for exploring STEM and robotics in K12 schools

  • Access to engineering majors


We are always interested in having students join our team.  Reach out to golecki@illinois.edu if you are interested.

Accessible Soft Robots


Biomaterial Actuators


Design Education

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Biodegradable Robots

To inform the design of implantable soft robotic devices, we develop biomaterials with properties capable of pneumatic actuation. 

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Robot Guided Instruction

We develop new methods of fabricating actuators using soluble inserts to increase durability for applications such as a glove to assist in learning a new craft. 

Students present at MRS Spring 2018, Phoenix, AZ