Magnetostrictive materials and transduction; nanotechnology sensors; synthetic jet actuators; active flow control; and biosensors and bioactuation.
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. She 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 (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.
Honors and Awards
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
- The Role of Surface-Energy on Texture Development in Rare-Earth-Free Auxetic and Magnetostrictive Materials
- The Sleep Environment as a Risk Factor for Eye Pressure Elevation
- NSF Collaborative Research: RIPS Type 2: Quantifying Disaster Resilience of Critical Infrastructure-based Societal Systems with Emergent Behavior and Dynamic Interdependencies
- NSF Collaborative Research: Understanding Magnetostrictive Galfenol Physics for Micro- and Nano-Scale Devices
- NSF: Resilience in Rail-Based Intermodal Transportation Systems: Performance Measurement and Decision Support