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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


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.


  • Ph.D., Materials, University of California Santa Barbara
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