Help us build the next generation of Designers.

Are you looking to bring the joy and excitement of engineering to a wider audience? Our lab is actively hiring members at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate level for projects ranging from advanced machine learning to 3D printing to STEM education.

Wondering if you are the right fit for the lab? In general, successful members should have a strong background at least one of the following areas:

Computer Science or Applied Math
Machine Learning
Applied Statistics
Engineering Product Design
CAD Fundamentals
Planar Mechanisms
3D printing
Design of Experiments
Open Source Design
Open Source Hardware and Software
Social Networks
Online Communities

Graduate Students

We are currently recruiting Ph.D. students with background in Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, or Applied Math. Check out our research page and read these Frequently Asked Questions about applying to the group.

Undergraduate Students

If you are a current UMD undergraduate student interested in design research, take a look at our research page then come by office hours or send us an email. Also check the FAQs. We'd love to have you on-board.

Post Docs and Visiting Scholars

If you want to work in the lab as either a Post-Doctoral or Visiting scholar, please read our Frequently Asked Questions and then get in touch via email. We are always open to collaborations when interests and funding align.


  • Mark Fuge
    Principal Investigator

  • Faez Ahmed
    Graduate Student

  • Kailyn Cage
    Graduate Student

  • Wei Chen
    Graduate Student

  • Laboe Gregory
    Undergraduate Student

  • Stephen Blumenthal
    Undergraduate Student

  • Jonah Chazan
    Undergraduate Student

  • Lev David
    Undergraduate Student

  • Ryan Elder
    Undergraduate Student


  • Greg Carmean
    B.S. '16
    Now @ Naval Surface Warface Center - Carderock
  • Faith Chung
    B.S. '18
  • Jessica Cornelius
    B.S. '15
    Now @ Manganaro Midatlantic
  • Javier Fernandez Artime
  • Henrique Lima Brasiliero
    B.S. '17
  • Fernanda Jimenez Capetillo
    H.S. '16
    Now @ University of Maryland - Baltimore County
  • Nayman Leung
    H.S. '17

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