Our Team

The interdisciplinary SHARE Lab members who fuel our research projects

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Prof. Naomi T. Fitter

Assistant Professor

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Prof. Fitter leads the SHARE Lab. She is an Assistant Professor in the School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University. She completed a Ph.D. in the University of Pennsylvania GRASP Lab and was a postdoc in the University of Southern California Robotics and Autonomous Systems Center.

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Brian Zhang

PhD Student


Brian is a Ph.D. student in the SHARE Lab working on socially assistive robots. He arrived at Oregon State in 2018 after completing a B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S.E. in Robotics at the University of Pennsylvania. There, he worked in the ModLab and managed the STWing program.

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Ameer Helmi

PhD Student


Ameer is a PhD student in the SHARE Lab.

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Hannah Brown

MS Student


Hannah is a MS student in the SHARE Lab working on wearable haptic devices. She completed her undergraduate at Purdue University and worked at Toyota Material Handling before joining us at OSU.

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Ashwin Vinoo

MS Student


Ashwin is a MS student working on robots for SAR interventions with young children. He completed his B.Tech. degree at Sree Chitra Thirunal College of Engineering.

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Ryan Quick

MS Student


Ryan Quick is a graduate student in the SHARE Lab pursuing haptics and workplace SAR research. He also completed undergraduate work at Oregon State University in mechanical engineering where he conducted research with Dr. Fitter and Dr. Grimm.

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Lilian Chan

Undergraduate Researcher


Lilian is an undergraduate student in electrical engineering at OSU. She is working on developing emotional behaviors for the lab’s workplace SAR system.

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Christine Zhan

Undergraduate Researcher


Christine is an undergraduate researcher working on robots for SAR interventions with young children.

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Aidan Phillips

Visitng Artist


Aidan is an artist who works with us on our robot art projects.

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Mazdak Shadkam



Mazdak is an Iranian artist residing in Corvallis, Oregon. He teaches courses that blend STEM learning with artistic practice and researches SAR systems for supporting individuals with ADHD.


Summer REU Students
  • Ella Bisbee: summer 2019 REU student visiting from Tufts University.
  • Luke Rush: summer 2019 REU student visiting from Goshen College.