Ophelia’s research interests are at the interface between structural dynamics, biomechanics, physiology, multi-scale modeling, design, and manufacturing. Her work focuses on designing, manufacturing, and testing bio-inspired mechanical systems for dynamic tailoring. She combines biology-oriented considerations with engineering-oriented problem-solving and application-driven methods to advance the discovery of new science and accelerate the development of new technologies for applications ranging from aerospace to micro-robotics and prosthetics.

Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon University, Ophelia was a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies at Sandia National Laboratories. She received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from ENSTA Bretagne (France), and her M.S. in Aerospace Engineering and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).

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