Conference: October 30 – November 3, 2022
Exhibition: October 30 – November 2, 2022
Committee Meetings: October 29 – November 3, 2022
Dr. Assimina Pelegri is a Professor and Department Chair of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Rutgers University. Her research interests lie in composite materials design, computational modeling, and experimental characterization. Her current research projects span from super hard material response on ballistic loads to modeling neuron degradation during Alzheimer's and traumatic brain injury. She has received an NSF Career award and by forming strategic collaborations with companies she founded and directs the Advanced Materials and Structures Laboratories (2) and the Tissue Characterization and Modeling Laboratories (2) at Rutgers. Her publications are mostly composite materials characterization and modeling and fibrous tissue modeling. Concurrently she develops hybrid finite element - artificial intelligence algorithms. Mina leads the ASME Space Habitats and Exploration TG. Her accolades include Engineering Faculty of the Year (Rutgers), Rutgers University Mentor of the Year, Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni (Georgia Tech), ASME Gold /Pi Tau Sigma Medal, Amelia Earhart and Fulbright awards. Mina holds Ph.D. and MS degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, a Management of Technology specialization from Georgia Tech Scheller's Executive MBA, and a Diploma in Metallurgical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in Greece.