Assistant Professor of Robotics Engineering and Computer Science

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Data Science (courtesy appointments)    Personal homepage 

Lab Director

Loris Fichera

BS in Mechatronics, Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas, Ecuador

Research line: Intelligent Device Design

Ph.D. Student

Alex Chiluisa

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Zach Boyer, Cory Brolliar, Ben Mart, Kevin O'Brien - WPI Class of 2019

Research line: Intelligent Device Design

Major Qualifying Project



BS in Biomedical Engineering and Industrial Distribution, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Research line: Automated Surgical Laser Incision

M.S. Student

Karim Tarabein


Aatreya Chakravarti, Matthew Collins, Ryan St. Hilaire, James Kradjian, Chenggu Wang, Wentao Yuan, - WPI Class of 2019

Research line: Surgical Thermometry

Major Qualifying Project



Sam Moriarty (BME), Summer Undergraduate Assistant (2018), WPI Class of 2019

Interested in joining the lab?

Graduate Students

The COMET Lab is seeking new graduate students!

If you are interested in joining the lab, please email Prof. Fichera with your CV and a brief statement of what most interests you about our research. Prospective graduate students should apply through the WPI Robotics Engineering Graduate Program. In your statement of purpose, mention that you are interested in the COMET Lab and discuss how your research interests align with those of the lab. If you have a fellowship support, please be sure to mention it as well in the email.

Undergraduate Students

Current WPI undergraduate students with an interest in medical robotics are encouraged to contact Prof. Fichera directly by email or in person to talk about research ideas. There are a number of ways to get involved in our lab's research, including MQPs, ISPs, etc.

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