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Susan S. Margulies, Ph.D.

Susan S. Margulies, PhD

George H. Stephenson Term Chair in Bioengineering and Professor of Bioengineering

Since being recruited to Penn's faculty in 1993, Dr. Margulies has received the prestigious Whitaker Young Investigator Award and NSF CAREER Awards, and serves on grant review committees for NIH, NSF and CDC. Her work on using computational and experimental techniques to determine injury tolerances and mechanisms has appeared in more than 100 publications. Areas of research include traumatic head injury in adults and children, and ventilator-induced lung injury. These studies parallel clinical investigations regarding the treatment and detection of traumatic injury. Margulies' research program has been funded by NSF, NIH, CDC and the Department of Transportation. She has served or is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Physiology, the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, the Journal of Biomechanics, and the Journal of Neurotrauma; she has served on grant review panels for NSF, NIH, and CDC, and is chair of the NIH RIBT study section. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Discover Magazine, and by CNN and the BBC. Margulies also serves as Vice-President of the Penn Forum for Women Faculty and Chair of the University of Pennsylvania Faculty Senate.

Honors & Awards: ALA Young Investigator Award, Whitaker Foundation Young Investigator Award, NSF CAREER Award, Stapp Car Crash Conference Award, Proctor and Gamble Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineering Award, Association of Women in Science Award, Fellow - American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering - 2007, Fellow - American Society of Mechanical Engineers – 2009, Fellow – Biomedical Engineering Society – 2009.

Dr. Margulies' Injury Biomechanics Lab
University of Pennsylvania's Department of Bioengineering
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