Hi! My name is Maegan Tucker. I am a first year graduate student at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in the Mechanical and Civil Engineering (MCE) PhD program. In May 2017, I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. At Georgia Tech, I conducted undergraduate research designing and evaluating a powered transfemoral prosthesis as a part of both Dr. Ames' AMBER Lab and Dr. Young's EPIC Lab. During my undergraduate studies, I also conducted research for Dr. Julie Linsey and Dr. Raghu Pucha. Please read about my research and industry experiences below or contact me using any of the following methods.

My resume can also be viewed HERE or downloaded HERE


Email me at mtucker@caltech.edu or tucker.maegan@gmail.com


View Maegan's LinkedIn profile or message her at www.linkedin.com/in/maegan-tucker


The following are some projects that I've been involved with.

Prosthetic Foot Design 1

Design, Modeling, Machining

Prosthetic Foot Design 2

Prosthetic Design, Modeling

Metabolic Cost Experiment

Human Subject Testing, Data Analysis

S.U.R.E Research Symposium

Poster and Oral Presentation Skills

NCR Product Design

Product Design, Design for Manufacturing, Documentation

Makerspace People Counter

Data Analysis, Human Experiment

Carbon Nanotubule Analysis

MATLAB Coding, Nanotubule Analysis

Bowser Mario Kart

Hand Sketches, AutoCad, Inventor

Serial Chain Robots Program

MATLAB GUI, Forward Kinematics

Path Planning Algorithm

MATLAB GUI, Bug Algorithm

Balance Module

Product Design

Creative Interests


Experiences Timeline

Some of my academic and industrial experiences can be seen in the following timeline.

  • Summer 2013

    GT Oxford Study Abroad

    The first summer of my undergraduate career I had the amazing opportunity to explore Europe.

  • Summer 2014

    Research Assistant for Dr. Pucha

    During the Summer of 2014, I conducted research for Dr. Pucha exploring the electrical resistance and capacitance of 3D-generated Carbon Nanotubule matrices.

  • Fall 2014

    NCR Co-op Term 1

    My first co-op semester with NCR focused on product design in which I contributed to the beginning stage of a new Point of Sale (POS) terminal. I addressed the project deliverables and created several design concepts to help create viable designs.

  • Spring 2015

    GT Lorraine Study Abroad

    Study abroad experience at GT's satellite campus in Lorraine, France

  • Summer 2015

    NCR Co-op Term 2

    During my second semester co-oping at NCR I facilitated prototype builds and product testing. I worked closely with a team of three electrical engineers, 2 mechanical engineers, and 2 lab technicians to build, test, and optimize 3 different POS terminals being developed.

  • Fall 2015

    IDREEM Lab

    During the Fall 2015 semester, I was a Research Assistant for Dr. Linsey's IDREEM Lab exploring idea generation and the effect of makerspaces on student efficacy and success.

  • Spring 2016

    NCR Co-op Term 3

    My third co-op semester at NCR was focused on releasing three new POS terminals. This included lots of testing and documentation.

  • Summer 2016-December 2016

    AMBER Lab

    As a member of the Georgia Tech S.U.R.E. Program, I worked in Dr. Ames' AMBER Lab investigating the implementation of bipedal robotic controllers on a prosthetic device to obtain safe, stable, efficient walking.

  • December 2016-September 2017

    EPIC Lab

    After the AMBER Lab moved to Caltech, I continued working with Dr. Young and officially joined his new lab, the EPIC lab. I obtained my own funding through the Georgia Tech President's Undergraduate Research Award (PURA). For my research project, I assisted in machining a new lower limb prosthesis. After graduating from Georgia Tech in May 2017, I continued conducting research with the lab over the summer and contributed to developing and implementing an impedance-based controller on the device.

  • September 2017-Current

    Caltech / AMBER Lab

    I am currently a graduate student in the Caltech Mechanical Engineering PhD program as a part of the Mechanical and Civil Engineering (MCE) department. I am a member of the AMBER Lab under the advisement of Dr. Aaron Ames.

  • To Be