Mahdieh (“Madi”) Babaiasl

Dr. Madi Babaiasl is the founder of Mecharithm. She has a BSc degree in Electrical Engineering, an MSc degree in Mechatronics Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (professional student ha? 😀).

She has been engaged in several Robotics projects for several years now, and besides that, she is passionate about teaching. She is a great advocate for being a lifelong learner. Her passion for mentoring, teaching, education, and research led her to found Mecharithm, a brand name dedicated to promoting Education, Learning, and Research in Robotics and Mechatronics.

What Is Her Research All About?

The United States dedicates billions of dollars in funding to medical research. This medical research occurs in a number of fields, including mechanical engineering. Through this funding, the United States stands as a leader in global medical research and medical innovation.

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The researchers, including John Swensen, Mahdieh Babaiasl, and Fan Yang, test their waterjet-based, steerable needles that could improve accuracy and control and reduce tissue damage for many common, non-invasive medical procedures.

Through Madi’s research and engineering work, she likes to support the national endeavor to develop new technology and ameliorate medical standards both within the United States and on a global scale. Her continuing engineering work, and research supports medical advancement, while also supporting the United States as a leader in medical research. 

To be a part of this, her engineering work led to designing and improving medical assist robots to be used for stroke victims. Her research produces next-generation robots with a focus on improving both the physical build of the robot and the algorithms that control them in patient care. She developed automated robotic supports for stroke patients with disabled upper-limb motor ability and control.

In a recent research endeavor, she developed a new method for steerable needle insertion namely water-jet steerable needles. This steerable needle can turn in the patient’s anatomy and reach difficult-to-reach places in the body unreachable with current straight needles to administer drugs or perform medical operations.

What Are Her Achievements?

Madi’s research has been featured on The Daily Evergreen, and WSU Insider.

She is the winner of the 2019 Wanda Munn (SWE Eastern Washington Section) scholarship for outstanding academic achievement as well as strong engineering potential, and she is an invited reviewer for several prestigious conferences and journals in the realm of Mechanical Engineering.

She has published a considerable number of publications in prestigious journals and conferences, and her publications have gained lots of citations thus far.

She served as a Judge for several competitions for the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), and Mentor for several programs including SWE mentoring program, and IEEE e-Mentor program.

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