Kimberly Turner, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at UCSB, has been elected fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for her major contributions in the area of micro-electro-mechanical-systems (MEMS), micromachines that function largely as sensors or devices that convert one form of energy to another.
Turner received additional recognition for extensive service to her professional community. She has served as Chair of the ASME MEMS Division and in numerous leadership roles for technical committees and conference organization. Her research has made substantial contributions to bio-inspired adhesives and the use of resonant devices for sensing and signal processing.
Turner’s research encompasses the topics of micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), micromachines that function largely as sensors or devices that convert one form of energy to another. One current project involves the combination of MEMS and biomimicry, wherein a synthetic controllable adhesive is being developed using the gecko’s ability to stick to a variety of surfaces, as a model.
Professor Turner has authored over 50 journal papers on these topics, is an inventor on seven U.S. patents, and regularly serves as a consultant for leading micro-systems companies.
Full article in the UCSB Current