L. (Leila) Gharavi

L. (Leila) Gharavi



  • Design and Implementation of a Soft Robot for Hand Rehabilitation
  • Modeling a Soft Manipulator Using Neural Networks
  • Robust and Experimental Control of a Rotary Inverted Pendulum
  • Conceptual Design of Haamin Palm Date Packaging Line Automation
  • Developing a Platform for Automatic Press Die Design
  • Programming Junior Soccer B Light Weight Robot


I received my Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Amirkabir University of Technology in Iran. I initially majored in Manufacturing and Production Engineering and designed an automatic packaging line for palm dates as my B.Sc. thesis. This design was later delivered to a university-based charity group to be implemented in Baluchistan, one of the undeveloped regions of Iran.

Later, I changed my major to Dynamics and Control. In my Masters, I worked on design and implementation of a soft robot for hand rehabilitation. This project further included modeling and nonlinear control of a soft bending actuator for which I developed novel analytical, Finite-Element, and data-driven dynamic models and verified them experimentally. Using my models, I controlled the prototypes using nonlinear and robust methods and did a thorough analysis of the system's modal behavior and nonlinear dynamics.

Currently, I am a PhD candidate at Delft Center for Systems and Control (DCSC) at the Delft University of Technology, focusing on the control of evasive maneuvers for automated driving (EVOLVE project) under the supervision of Prof.dr.ir. De Schutter and Prof.dr.ir.Baldi

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