Hunter Gilbert
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Hunter B. Gilbert

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Wooley Professorship in Engineering Mechanics

PhD, Vanderbilt University (2016)


Robotics and autonomous systems • medical devices • flexible and soft robots • dynamic systems and control • mechanics-based modeling • instrumentation.

Biographical Sketch

Hunter Gilbert is Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and holder of the Wooley Professorship in Engineering Mechanics. He received the BS degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2010 from Rice University. He earned the PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University in 2016. From 2016-2017 he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart, Germany, supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. He joined the faculty of LSU as Assistant Professor in 2017. Dr. Gilbert's research is centered around the areas of robots with highly deformable bodies with applications to inspection and healthcare; mechanics-based modeling, and novel technologies for human health and wellness including medical devices. His teaching has been recognized by the student ASME chapter through the Ned Adler Best Teacher Award (2021) and by the Department with the Dow Excellence in Teaching Award (2021).