Sajid Nisar earned his PhD and MSc from Kyoto University, in Mechanical Engineering & Science with majors in Robotics. His research interests include development of robots for surgery, innovative mechanism design, haptics for medical and mobility-applications, and soft manipulator design.
Previously, Sajid was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University’s Center for Design Research. He also served as Team Lead in a nationally-funded project on realization of a surgical robotic trainer and simulator and Senior Mechanical Engineer at the National University of Sciences & Technology, Islamabad. He received Japan’s JSPS Fellowship for Young Scientists, and Kyoto University’s GSS Fellowship for global survivability studies. He was awarded with IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Japan Chapter’s Young Award 2019 for his research published at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA’19). With numerous other distinctions and achievements in his career, he also holds the Engineering Dean’s Award 2018 from Kyoto University.
Outside academia, Sajid enjoys spending time with his adorable kids and family.