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Akshay Potnuru

Senior Lecturer of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering


  • Doctoral Degree, University of Texas - Dallas
  • Master's Degree, University of Texas - Dallas
  • Bachelor's Degree


Akshay Potnuru has a Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Dallas in Mechanical Engineering and is a Lecturer at USC AME for the past 5+ years. He has expertise in and published several research papers in the fields of humanoid robotics in autism rehabilitation; smart materials like Shape Memory Alloys, Piezoelectric, Thermoelectric, Pyroelectric, Conductive polymers, etc.; 3D printing manufacturing with electrical conductivity using composites like thermoplastics (PLA, ABS) and nanocarbon; soft robotic applications using hyperelastic silicone-like musculoskeletal structures; energy harvesting from the human body and NiTi stents.

Research Summary

Robotics, Humanoids, 3D printing, Smart Materials, Shape memory alloys, Stents

  • Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
  • OHE 500G
  • Olin Hall of Engineering
  • 3650 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90089
Contact Information
  • (213) 740-0078