Our Women Faculty

The inspiring talent of our women faculty has helped solidify the department as a home for greatness. Mechanical science and engineering offers so many opportunities for life-changing innovations in health and biology, energy, the environment, national defense, manufacturing, and transportation. Our women faculty are well-represented across all of these areas and much more.

Combustion synthesis; nanoscale materials; energy storage and conversion; smart wearables; personal thermal management; thermal radiation.

Tribology; contact mechanics; lubrication mechanisms of polymer systems.

Computational modeling; nanoscale mechanical properties; energy storage and conversion; defect-property relationships.

Robust adaptive control and estimation, networks of autonomous systems, game theory and applications in safety-critical systems of aerospace, mechanical, electrical, petroleum, and biomedical engr.

Musculoskeletal biomechanics of locomotion; assistive device design; powered exoskeletons.

Soft solid dynamics; large, non-linear deformation mechanics; polymers and composites; microscale materials; cellular solids.

Mechanics of materials; micromechanics; biomechanics; composite, biological, and nano materials; bone mechanics; composite interfaces; elasticity.

Experimental solid mechanics of musculoskeletal tissues; imaging finite element method.

Wave propagation in complex media; architected and phononic materials; additive manufacturing; nonlinear ultrasound.

Computational modeling of non-equilibrium flows; rare events and distribution tail-driven processes; gas/plasma-surface interactions; characterization of material defects/properties.

Design, manufacture, characterization, and mechanical behavior of materials for bone replacement and repair; cell-material interactions.

Single-phase and two-phase convection, phase change, heat transfer enhancement, systems, controls, diagnostics, and energy conversion efficiency.