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Flatau Awarded ASME Adaptive Structures and Materials Systems Prize

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Flatau Awarded ASME Adaptive Structures and Materials Systems Prize

Dr. Alison Flatau
Dr. Alison Flatau

Clark School Associate Dean of Research and Professor of Aerospace Engineering Dr. Alison Flatau has been selected for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Adaptive Structures and Materials Systems Prize.

The Adaptive Structures and Materials Systems Prize is bestowed on an individual who best exhibits the highest standards for scholarship, scientific and engineering excellence, who has contributed significantly to the sciences and technologies associated with adaptive structures and/or materials systems, as well as service to the ASME Adaptive Structures and Materials Systems community. Aerospace Engineering Chair and Minta Martin Professor Dr. Norman Wereley was selected as winner of the Adaptive Structures and Materials Systems Prize last year.

The 2013 Adaptive Structures and Materials Systems Prize will be presented to Dr. Flatau at the 54th Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference April 8-11, 2013 in Boston, Ma. Dr. Flatau will also deliver a keynote presentation at the conference as part of the prize.

Dr. Flatau joined the Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Maryland in 2002 after serving as Program Director for the Dynamic Systems Modeling, Sensing and Control Program at the National Science Foundation from 1998-2002. Prior to that, she was on the Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics faculty at Iowa State University from 1990-1998. Her experience also includes four years at the National Small Wind Systems Test Center in Golden, CO. Since joining the University of Maryland, she has joined an active team of researchers in projects on the design and development of unmanned air vehicles with morphing capabilities using smart and multifunctional material actuation schemes. Dr. Flatau is a Fellow of the ASME and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. She has won numerous research awards, co-authored more than 100 technical papers, and served on editorial boards and as symposium chair. She has previously received the SPIE Smart Structures and Materials Lifetime Achievement Award, the Women in Aerospace Educator Award, and the Clark School's Faculty Service Award. She is also an ADVANCE professor at the University of Maryland. Dr. Flatau holds a B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Connecticut and M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah.

January 7, 2013


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