Ignacio Galiana, PhD is a Staff Engineer and Program Manager for Soft Wearable Robotic programs at the Wyss Institute at Harvard University. He leads the soft exosuit projects in the Walsh Biodesign Lab where he is responsible for managing a multi-disciplinary team of staff engineers, functional apparel designers, experts in biomechanics, physiology and clinical collaborators to develop the next generation of soft wearable exosuits that can be worn like clothing to enhance human performance and protect against injury.
Galiana received his B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering, M.Sc. in Automation and Robotics and a Ph.D. in Automation and Control from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in 2013 during his Ph.D. where he received multiple awards including the “best Ph.D. thesis in Europe on haptics” by the EuroHaptics society. His Ph.D. research focused on the development of human-machine interaction methods, and on the design and control of haptic devices for VR and Telerobotics. Following this, Ignacio Galiana was the technical lead for the Harvard team under the DARPA Warrior Web program to develop soft exosuits to enhance human walking performance.