Gary Leisk pursues research in the areas of: (1) materials processing and characterization; (2) design of automated systems; and (3) robot development using novel soft materials/mechanisms. Working as part of highly interdisciplinary teams, Leisk has focused on applying design skills to the creation of new materials (e.g., composites), structures, and actuation strategies in furthering efforts in tissue engineering and soft-bodied robotics.
- 2007: Henry and Madeline Fischer Award, Tufts School of Engineering
- 2003, 2005: Award of Excellence, ASME Tufts Student Chapter
- 1997: National Research Council Fellowship
- 1992: NASA Graduate Student Researcher Fellowship