Biomedical Informatics Entrepreneurs Salon: Sumita Pennathur, PhD, UCSB
Please note the date has changed; this event will take place on May 3.
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Sumita Pennathur, PhD
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of California Santa Barbara
Dr. Pennathur is a full Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California Santa Barbara, with degrees from Stanford (PhD) and MIT (MS, BS). Since arriving at UCSB, Dr. Pennathur has contributed significantly to the fields of nanofluidics and interfacial science. She has performed pioneering work in both theoretical and experimental characterization of fluid flow in MEMS and NEMS devices. These contributions have been disseminated in the form of over 60 archived journal publications, books or conference papers, 6 patent applications, and more than 80 invited presentations.
Her work has led her to found two companies, Alveo Technologies and more recently Laxmi Therapeutic Devices, where she is currently CEO.
Notable awards include the DARPA Young Faculty Award (2008), the UC Regents Junior Faculty Fellowship (2009), the PECASE (Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering) award (2010), the Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce Innovator of the Quarter Award (2012), and the ADA Pathway to Stop Diabetes Visionary Award (2017).