Dr. Smela's research is primarily in the field of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), particularly polymer MEMS and bioMEMS. She focuses on the use of organic materials (from polymers to cells) in microsystems to realize microactuators, cell-based sensors, and CMOS/MEMS integrated systems.
A grant from The Lemelson Foundation will accelerate environmentally and socially responsible engineering through innovation in undergraduate curricula.
The "smart bra" is a low-cost wearable device that could conceivably detect breast cancer early enough for treatment.
Recipients have contributed to improving the quality of women's lives.
She will begin serving in this position on Sept. 1.
Program, now in eight year, spurs inter-campus research collaboration
Mechanical Engineering Professor Elisabeth Smela Named University of Maryland ADVANCE Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering Professor Hugh Bruck named SEM Fellow.
National Robotics Initiative grant will develop a robotic 'nervous system.'
Li is the fourth Mechanical Engineering professor to receive the award for outstanding excellence in teaching.
Ten undergrads from around the country give talks on their summer projects.
Article explores potential of antbots in search and rescue operations
Joint efforts to target bioengineering, renewable energy, nanomaterials, microsystems, education.
MEMS researcher advances to new rank.
The team will develop self-organizing ant-sized microrobots.
Clark School faculty members invent electrically driven microfluidic pumping for actuation.
New bio-sensors could speed up and improve the detection of pathogens, explosives.
BioE grad student to develop fast, portable biosensor.
$10M effort to develop networked micro-vehicles for assisting soldiers.
Researchers are partnering with IBI, graduate of university's TAP program.
Sustainable power sources help illuminate community in developing African country.
Work of Shapiro, Abshire, Smela improves pathogen detection.
Pusan National University to share Ph.D. research knowledge, faculty and students.
German-American Fulbright Program provides educational exchange.
Engineers Without Borders team improves quality of life for African village.
Nine ME Faculty honored on November 14.
Pi Tau Sigma honored two faculty members and a teaching assistant during their initiation ceremony on May 10th.
Co-Inventor Greg Jackson Winner in Physical Sciences Category
The department congratulates these outstanding students and faculty on their well-deserved awards.
Congratulations to Elisabeth Smela, who was recently awarded the status of Associate Professor with tenure.
Nearly $700K of that amount was awarded to ME faculty MIPS projects, detailed below.
Hsieh to Work With Bioengineering Graduate Program.
Selin is the only recipient of the award from UMD, College Park campus in 2004.
Professors Balakumar Balachandran and Peter Sandborn were the winners of two of the three (OTC) Invention of the Year Awards.
Award won for project titled, "Development of Advanced MEMS Actuator Technology for Microrobotics."
The students were hosted by Assoc. Prof. Jeffrey Herrmann and were welcomed by Department Chairman Avram Bar-Cohen.
Four members of the Mechanical Engineering faculty are recipients of the Department of Defense MURI and DURIP awards.
Hyo Suk Oh and Yingkai Liu took second place in MEMS Alliance's Special Topics Symposium Refereed Poster Session.
This equipment will complement the department's deep reactive ion etcher (DRIE), previously awarded under a Navy DURIP grant