Dana D. Damian is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering at the University of Sheffield. She leads the Sheffield Biomedical Robotics Laboratory where her group’s mission is to develop bionic and implantable devices that show life-like behavior and sustain operation for long-term therapies, in order to advance surgical treatments and regenerative medicine. Her group collaborates closely with clinicians in national and international institutes. Her research has been supported by EPSRC, UKRI and MRC.