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Natasha Vermaak

Department: Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics

Position: Assistant Professor

Address: Packard Lab 364
19 Memorial Dr. West
Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 758-5693


Areas of Research

  • Advanced Materials and Processing
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Structural Engineering
  • Mathematical Modeling and Computational Mechanics

Profile

Professor Vermaak earned her doctorate in Materials from the University of California Santa Barbara with Professor Anthony G. Evans. Most recently, Professor Vermaak served as a postdoctoral scholar at the Institut National Polytechnique in Grenoble, France. Her research interests include multifunctional architectured materials and structures; application of mathematical optimization techniques for the design of material composition, microstructure and structural topology; modeling thermostructural and materials degradation and durability; design and optimization of bio-inspired actuators and sensors; ultra-light weight aerospace structures; thermoacoustics; and integrated computational materials engineering.

Education

  • Ph.D., Materials, University of California Santa Barbara
  • M.S., XXX
  • B.S., XXX