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Chelsey S. Simmons

Chelsey S. Simmons

Research Group: 
Solid Mechanics, Design and Manufacturing
Assistant Professor
MAE-B 222
(352) 392-4365
Office Fax: 
(352) 392-7303

Professor Simmons received her B.S. cum laude from Harvard University and her M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University. In addition to her engineering research and coursework, Simmons received a Ph.D. Minor in Education and was a founding officer and President of Stanford’s American Society for Engineering Education. She also serves on the advisory board of a company based on one of her pending patents.

Research Interests: 

Design for biomedical applications, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), bioMEMS, dynamic cell culture systems, functional assays of cells (e.g. traction force microscopy, microposts), mechanics of soft materials.

Teaching Interests: 

Mechanics of Materials, Microfluidics and BioMEMS, Cell Mechanics

PhD, Stanford University 2013