NSF Engineering: Transforming our world for a better tomorrow

About the talk

The U.S. National Science Foundation propels the nation forward by advancing fundamental research in all fields of science and engineering. NSF supports research and people by providing facilities, instruments, and funding to support their ingenuity and sustain the U.S. as a global leader in research and innovation. In this talk by the leader of the NSF Directorate for Engineering, learn about NSF’s priorities, new funding opportunities, and vision for engineering.

About the speaker

Susan Margulies, Ph.D., is an assistant director of the National Science Foundation, leading the Directorate for Engineering, and a professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, jointly housed in the College of Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and the School of Medicine at Emory University. She is Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Injury Biomechanics and previously served as chair of the department.

Using an integrated biomechanics approach consisting of relevant animal models, cell and tissue experiments, and complementary computational models and human studies, Dr. Margulies’s research has generated new knowledge about the structural and functional responses of the brain and lung to their mechanical environment. Her lab has pioneered new methods for measuring functional effects of large or repeated tissue distortions; identified injury tolerances, response cascades, and causal signaling pathways; and translated these discoveries to preclinical therapeutic trials to mitigate and prevent brain and lung injuries in children and adults. Results are published in 185 peer-reviewed papers, including over 50 trainees.

Dr. Margulies is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Biomedical Engineering Society, and American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Medicine.

Presented by the College of Science and Engineering Dean's Office and the Department of Biomedical Engineering


Start date
Monday, Jan. 31, 2022, 10 a.m.
End date
Monday, Jan. 31, 2022, 11 a.m.