Sihan joined Oxford Robotics Institute in 2020 as a DPhil student, under the supervision of Perla Maiolino at the Soft Robotics Lab. His college is St Edmund Hall. He took his undergraduate in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bristol, then completed his MSc in Human and Biological Robotics at Imperial College London. His undergraduate project focused on the adaptive control of robotic manipulators with unknown kinematics and dynamics, while his MSc project focused on motion planning with a bipedal robot.
His current research direction is developing a soft-matter computer, bringing computation power to soft robots based on entirely biocompatible and biodegradable materials.