News

Fall 2020

  • September 2020: Rachael, Kevin, Brad, and Julianna were awarded the 2020 Ephraim Garcia Best Paper Award and the 2020 ASME Best Paper Award in Active Material Technology and Integrated Systems at the 2020 ASME SMASIS Conference. Congratulations to this interdisciplinary team!
  • September 2020: The team worked hard to prepare six talks for the 2020 ASME SMASIS Conference.

Julianna Abel

Biography

Dr. Julianna Abel is a Benjamin Mayhugh Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Abel earned her Ph.D. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. She is a MnDRIVE Robotics, Sensors, and Advanced Manufacturing (RSAM) Faculty, a 2016 NASA Glenn Research Center Faculty Fellow, 2019 Toyota Programmable Structures Innovation Fellow, and a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award.

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Design of Active Materials and Structures Lab (DAMSL)

DAMSL - ME355

The Design of Active Materials and Structures Lab is interested in ...

Active Projects are

  • Multiscale mechanics of multifunctional textiles
  • Design and manufacture of NiTi microfilament spun yarns
  • Creation of actuating textiles for self-fitting and active compression garments
  • Superelastic structures
  • Programmable surfaces