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Anne Robertson Selected to Give the Elsevier Distinguished Lecture at Berkeley

Anne Robertson

Anne Robertson, distinguished service professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at the University of Pittsburgh, has been selected to give the Elsevier Distinguished Lecture at the University of California, Berkeley. 

The Elsevier Distinguished Lecture is a prestigious honor given to scientists and researchers who have made significant contributions to their respective fields. Each year, Elsevier, a leading publisher of scientific journals and books, selects individuals who have demonstrated exceptional research and who have the potential to inspire future generations of scientists. The lecture is held at a different institution each year and is open to the public, providing an opportunity for researchers and students to learn from some of the most prominent individuals in their fields. 

Robertson’s recent research focuses on applying mechanical engineering properties to tissues in the human body, with applications in the treatment of brain aneurysms, understanding bladder function, and the vascular system as a whole. Her lecture will focus on how researchers can use bioimaging technology to develop microstructural models of soft tissue. These models facilitate a better understanding of how the organization of elastin and collagen fibers in the tissue drives its mechanical function.

“Professor Robertson’s research is world-class, with an impact on many fields of study. Her selection is not only well deserved, but it also serves as an inspiration to future generations of female engineers,” said Brian Gleeson, Harry S.Tack Chair Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science. “By recognizing the achievements of individuals like Professor Robertson, we are encouraged to continue to push the boundaries of what is possible.”

The lecture will take place on April 26, 2023. Learn more about the event here.