Michelle L. Oyen is a Reader in Bioengineering in the Mechanics and Materials Division and the Bioengineering research group in the Cambridge University Engineering Department. She holds a B.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering and an M.S. Degree in Engineering Mechanics, both from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. degree in Biophysical Sciences and Medical Physics from the University of Minnesota. She joined Cambridge Engineering in 2006 following an appointment as Research Scientist at the University of Virginia Center for Applied Biomechanics.
Michelle’s PhD thesis can be found here.
Reader in Bioengineering, Cambridge University Engineering Dept.
Fellow and Director of Studies, Homerton College, Cambridge
- Cambridge University, M.A., July, 2010.
- University of Minnesota, Ph.D. in Biophysical Sciences and Medical Physics, June, 2005. (GPA 3.82/4.00) Dissertation title: “Ultrastructural Characterization of Time-Dependent, Inhomogeneous Materials and Tissues”.
- Michigan State University, M. S. in Engineering Mechanics, December, 1998. (GPA 3.95/4.00)
- Michigan State University, B. S. in Materials Science and Engineering, May, 1996. (GPA 3.95/4.00)
- Osseo Senior High School, June, 1993
PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT AND OUTREACH
- Movie, “How Can Robots Aid Scientific Research?” with Google and Lego, for the Google Science Fair, March 2012.
- Magazine Feature, “Playful Prototyping,” Wired UK, July 2012.
- Guest blog post, “Scientific Mentoring: A Lecturer’s Perspective on Academic Mentoring,” Soapbox Science on nature.com, June 2012.
- Web article, “Spider Silk is a wonder of nature, but it’s not stronger than steel,” TheConversation.com (UK), June 2013.
- NRC Post-doctoral fellowship, 2006 (declined).
- MRS Trophy Award for Best Proceedings Paper, 2005.
- ASME-IMECE Bioengineering Division Student Paper Contest 2nd Place Award, 2004.
- Society for Experimental Mechanics Student Paper Contest 3rd Place Award, 2001.
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, awarded Spring, 1996.
- Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Awards, 1995 and 1996.
- MSU College of Engineering Academic Achievement Awards, 1994, 1995, and 1996.
MEMBERSHIPS AND SERVICE
- Chair, Materials Research Society Proceedings
- Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
- Acta Mechanica Sinica
- Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
- Frontiers in Bioengineering