Jaydev DesaiDr. Jaydev P. Desai

Director of RAMS Laboratory

Room 0160, Glenn L. Martin Hall (Building 088)
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742
Phone: 301-405-4427
Fax: 301-314-9477
Email: jaydev@umd.edu



Brief Bio: Dr. Jaydev P. Desai is currently a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and a Member of the Maryland Robotics Center at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP). Prior to joining UMCP, he was an Associate Professor at Drexel University. He completed his undergraduate studies from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, in 1993. He received his M.A. in Mathematics in 1997, M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics in 1995 and 1998 respectively, all from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Drexel University, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. He is a recipient several NIH R01 awards, NSF CAREER award, and was also the lead inventor on the “Outstanding Invention of 2007 in Physical Science Category” at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is also the recipient of the Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award. In 2011, he was an invited speaker at the National Academy of Sciences “Distinctive Voices” seminar series on the topic of “Robot-Assisted Neurosurgery” at the Beckman Center. He was also invited to attend the National Academy of Engineering’s 2011 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium. His research interests include image-guided surgical robotics, reality-based soft-tissue modeling for surgical simulation, grasping, haptics, and micro-scale cell and tissue characterization. He is also a member of the ASME and IEEE.


Department of Mechanical Engineering within the A. James Clark School of Engineering
Maryland Robotics Center within the Institute for Systems Research
The Fischell Department of Bioengineering
Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation
University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center (UMGCC)


Minimally Invasive Neurosurgical Intracranial Robot
Mechano-Visual Phenotyping of Breast Cancer
MEMS-based Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Discretely Actuated Steerable Cannula
Rehabilitation Robot for Stroke Therapy
MRI-Guided Breast Biopsy/RFA
Soft-Tissue Modeling for Surgical Simulation
Compliant Grasping using Astriction