Victor Prost - PhD Student

Research Interests

After completing his undergraduate degree at Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, Victor joined the GEAR Lab to work on an affordable high-performance passive prosthetic foot for Indian amputees. He is passionate about applying his designing and building skills to make a difference in the developing world. His research interests includes machine/product design, manufacturing, structure & fluid mechanics, and control.


  • M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017
  • M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique, 2015
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique, 2014
  • Honors and Awards

  • Runner Up Prize at the Mechanical Engineering Research Exhibition (2017)
  • 2nd Prize in de Florez Competition for Graduate Design (2016)
  • Milton Van Dyke Award - Gallery of Fluid Motion (2016)
  • Tata Center for Technology Fellowship (2016)
  • Jean Gaillard Memorial Fellowship (2015)
  • Publications

    See Google Scholar Page


    Making things, Hydrofoil Boat Design, Traveling, Sailing, Soccer, Windsurfing, Squash