Elliott Donlon - Master Student

Research Interests

Elliott followed his love for making electromechanical devices and systems thinking to Massachusetts where he attended Olin College. Since then, he has done robotic manipulation research with MIT's MCube lab as a Research Associate. He is excited to be back to large-scale systems thinking where a design is not simply based on physics and engineering but also human and socioeconomic constraints.


  • B.S. in Engineering Systems, Olin College, 2014
  • Honors and Awards

  • MIT Tata Center Research Fellow (2018)
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellow (2018)
  • "Most Potential for Impact" award at MIT ESI's Annual Hackathon for Climate Change (2016)
  • Hobbies

    Making things, glass-blowing, exploring, running, biking, games, amateur geology