Past Member

Julian Leland

Former Research Assistant

Julian Leland is a research assistant in the Mediated Matter group and a master's candidate in the Mechanical Engineering Department at MIT. He is fascinated by the concept of bringing tools to people–exploring new ways of designing and creating, while seeking to make those tools and techniques available to the widest possible audience.

In the Mediated Matter group, Julian pursues his interests through his work on the Digital Construction Platform, a large-scale micro-macro manipulator arm for automated construction applications . Previously, he developed cable driven robotic arms, manipulators and rehabilitation systems at Barrett Technology, and researched self-scaling manufacturing systems and public policy for global development engineering as an undergraduate at Swarthmore College.