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Kristen L. Dorsey, Ph.D.

Visiting Scholar

Kristen Dorsey is an assistant professor of engineering in the Picker Engineering Program at Smith College. She founded The MicroSMITHie Lab to investigate micro- and miniature-scale sensor design and to prepare undergraduates for graduate study in engineering. Her current research interests include strain-stable, hyperelastic components, novel morphology soft sensors, and sensors for soft robots.

Dr. Dorsey graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering. She was a President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley and University of California, San Diego. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in Needham, MA.

Dr. Dorsey has co-authored several publications on hyperelastic strain sensors, novel soft lithography processes, and the stability of gas chemical sensors. In 2019, she received the NSF CAREER award.

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