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Smela, Elisabeth

Elisabeth Smela
Associate Professor
ME, ECE
2182, Glenn L. Martin Hall
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(301)405-5265

Research Interests 

  • Combining organic materials
  • Especially conjugated polymers
  • Silicon microfabrication techniques to make new devices
  • Microactuators and microfabricated light emitting diodes (LEDs) and sensors
  • The combination of living cells with sensors and microfabricated systems
  • Fiber optic sensors, surface modification, and self-assembled monolayers
  • Characterization of conjugated polymer materials and their behavior
  • Development of functional materials with tailored morphologies

Related News 

ECE Ph.D. student Timir Datta wins Graduate All-S.T.A.R. Fellowship
The fellowship honors scholarship, teaching, administration and research. October 22, 2013

Miniature Robotics REU students give final presentations
Ten undergrads from around the country give talks on their summer projects. August 10, 2012

Antbot research profiled in Pacific Standard magazine
Article explores potential of antbots in search and rescue operations June 12, 2012

ISR organizes NSF Workshop on Micro, Nano, Biosystems
Event is held March 30-31 in Arlington, Va. March 27, 2012

Pamela Abshire wins Kent Teaching Award
Chosen for engaged teaching, curriculum development and advising student research. December 22, 2011

Systems Researchers Partner with Trento, Italy
Joint efforts to target bioengineering, renewable energy, nanomaterials, microsystems, education. May 26, 2011

Nuno Martins promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure
Dr. Martins' research interests are in control theory, estimation and information theory. April 12, 2011

Students Selected as Finalists for Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship
Filiz Yesilkoy and Timir Datta are among 33 finalist teams, chosen from 146 entries from across the U.S. March 29, 2011

Martins, Abshire, Smela, Bergbreiter win $1.5 million NSF grant
The team will develop self-organizing ant-sized microrobots. September 25, 2009

Cell-based Sensors Research Featured in The Scientist
The cross-disciplinary research of Prof. Pamela Abshire is highlighted in recent issue. July 9, 2009