Alexa F. Siu. click for home.



I am a third year PhD student in Mechanical Engineering (ME) in the shape lab at Stanford University. I am advised by Prof. Sean Follmer. I recently completed my Masters in ME and aspire to pursue a career in academia.

My research interests are in shape-changing and tangible user interfaces for education and technology accessibility.


My family is of Chinese descent but I was born in the US and grew up in Panama surrounded by warmth and beaches. My first language was Spanish; though soon after I started learning English and at a later age, took on to learning French and Mandarin.

I moved to the US in 2011 to pursue my undergraduate studies in biomedical engineering at Georgia Tech. It has been one of the most life-changing decisions I've made!


I enjoy making things and overcoming the challenges each entails; from designing to coding something to meet particular needs. I am intrigued by languages and love learning about other cultures.

In my free time, I also love cooking, and of course eating, playing tennis, drawing, biking, and going to the beach.