Dr. Farshid Alambeigi is an Assistant Professor and the director of the Advanced Robotic Technologies for Surgery (ARTS) Lab at the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering in the University of Texas at Austin since August 2019. He is also a core faculty member in the Texas Robotics Institute. His research aims to partner dexterous and flexible robots with clinicians to promote semi-autonomous/autonomous minimally-invasive surgical interventions. To this end, his lab works toward development of highly dexterous robots and ﬂexible instruments with integrated ﬁber-optic and flexible sensors as well as smart control algorithms.
Dr. Alambeigi received his Ph.D. from the Mechanical Engineering Department at Johns Hopkins University in May 2019. He also received his M.S.E. degree in Robotics from Johns Hopkins University in 2017. Before joining the Johns Hopkins University in 2014, he received an MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology (Iran, 2012), where in collaboration with Tehran University of Medical Sciences, he worked on the design, development, and control of the Sina Tele-surgical System. Farshid holds several licensed patents for biomedical devices and his research has been featured in the Wall Street Journal. In summer of 2018, he was honored as one the 2019 Siebel Scholars in the Bioengineering field. This prestigious and competitive scholarship is awarded annually for academic excellence and demonstrated leadership to over 90 top students from the world’s leading graduate schools. In 2020, Dr. Alambeigi received the prestigious NIH R21 Trailblazer Career Award to develop novel flexible implants and robots for minimally invasive spinal fixation surgery. In 2022, he also received the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award to develop a surgical robotic in vivo bioprinting system for treatment of volumetric muscle loss.