Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
Graduate Student

Mihai "Mishu" Duduta
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Mihai "Mishu" Duduta is a doctoral candidate in Materials Science & Engineering at Harvard's John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Working with David R. Clarke and Robert J. Wood as part of a MRSEC team in IRG 3, his research focuses on developing new materials and processing methods to make stronger, faster and more robust dielectric elastomer actuators to power soft robotis. Prior to coming to Harvard, Mishu was the first employee of 24M Technologies, an MIT battery startup developing semi-solid lithium ion batteries based on research completed for his undergraduate thesis. Mishu received a B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering from MIT. He was a recipient of the Link Foundation Energy Fellowship, and is a member of the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society and Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honor Society.