The Continuum Robotics Lab’s Quentin Peyron has been awarded a UTM Postdoctoral Fellowship Award from the UTM office of the Vice-Principal Research. Only six fellowships are awarded annually: two in the Humanities, two in the Social Sciences, and two in the Sciences.
Postdoctoral Fellowships (PDFs) are an important post-PhD training opportunity, affording recent graduates a chance to establish an independent research program. Peyron’s research aims to leverage advancements in continuum robotics modeling to predict the shape and contact forces of catheters during endo-vascular interventions. His hope is to use this model to provide physicians with indications about how to use contacts to steer the catheter while ensuring patient safety.
“This project is not only an opportunity to bring major contributions to the field of endo-vascular medical interventions and continuum robotics,” said Peyron, “it will also be a great boost for my career as I intend to become a faculty member in robotics.” Peyron completed his PhD in Robotics from the University of Bourgogne Franche-Comté in 2019, and his masters from the University of Strasbourg in 2015.
The fellowship is a continuation of Peyron’s work that began last year with the Continuum Robotics Laboratory (CRL), founded and led by Robotics Institute Associate Director Jessica Burgner-Kahrs. “I am also very happy to experience one more year of the excellent, positive, and stimulating atmosphere at the Robotics Institute and the CRL,” Peyron says.
The Robotics Institute wishes congratulations to Peyron.