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Tubaldi, Eleonora

Tubaldi, Eleonora

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Maryland Robotics Center
The Institute for Systems Research
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices
3116 Glenn L. Martin Hall, College Park, MD 20742


  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, McGill University
  • MS, Aerospace Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal
  • MS, Aeronautical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano
  • BS, Aerospace Engineering, Politecnico di Milano

Awards and Honors

  • 2024 Italian Cultural Society (ICS) Young Scientist Award
  • 2024 ASME Henry Hess Early Career Publication Award
  • 2023 NSF CAREER Award
  • 2021 NSF and USNC/TAM Early Career Presenter Fellowship to ICTAM 2020+1  
  • 2021  ASME SB3C Young Faculty Diversity Participation Award
  • 2020  Haythornthwaite Young Investigator Award - Robert M. and Mary Haythornthwaite Foundation and ASME Applied Mechanics Division 
  • 2014 – 2016 Doctoral Merit Scholarship for Foreign Students FRQNT (Fonds de recherche du Québec -Nature et technologies)
  • 2013 – 2016 McGill Engineering Doctoral Award (MEDA). Faculty of Engineering, McGill University
  • 2013 – 2016 Werner Graupe International Fellowship in Engineering. Antje Graupe Pryor Foundation
  • 2011 – 2013 Italian Government Scholarship for Italian students in Canadian Universities
  • 2010 XXIV Merit Award BCC Bachelor's Degree


  • 2018 Today Associated Editor for Mechanics Based Design of Structures and Machines: An International Journal
  • 2018 2022 Track Co-Organizer International Undergraduate Research, Design Expo and Poster Competition at ASME IMECE
  • 2018 Today Member of the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Dynamics & Control System & Structures (DCSS) Technical Committee

Dr. Tubaldi research interests sit at the interface of fluid-structure interaction, soft materials, nonlinear dynamics for applications in biomechanics, prosthetic design, nonlinear mechanical metamaterials, and soft robotics.

  • Fluid-Structure Interaction

  • Nonlinear Dynamics and Vibrations

  • Nonlinear Mechanical Metamaterials

  • Cardiovascular Mechanics and Design of Vascular Grafts

  • Soft Materials

ENME361: Vibration, Controls and Optimization I

ENME645: Fluid Structure Interactions 

ENME489U: Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering; Fluid Structure Interactions

  • M. Bonthron, E. Tubaldi*, Dynamic Behavior of Bistable Shallow Arches: From Intrawell to Chaotic Motion, ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics (2024), 91(2): 021010 (Click here)

  • S. Sarker, A. Colton, Z. Wen, X. Xu, M. Erdi, A. Jones, P. Kofinas, E. Tubaldi, P. Walczak, M. Janowski, Y. Liang, R. D. Sochol, 3D-Printed Microinjection Needle Arrays via a Hybrid DLP-Direct Laser Writing Strategy, Advanced Materials Technologies (2023), 2201641. (Click hereInside Front Cover Volume 8, Issue 5

  • J. A. Rosado-Toro, R. C. Philip, S. T. Dunn, D. Celdran-Bonafonte, Y. He, S. A. Berceli, P. Roy-Chaudhury, E. Tubaldi*, Functional analysis of arteriovenous fistulae in non-contrast magnetic resonance images, Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine (2022), 222, 106938 . (Click here)

  • G. Librandi, E. Tubaldi*, K. Bertoldi*, Programming nonreciprocity and reversibility in multisstable mechanical metamaterials, Nature Communications (2021), 12, 3454. (Click here)

  • M. Amabili*, P. Balasubramanian, G. Ferrari, G. Franchini, F. Giovanniello, E. Tubaldi*, Identification of Viscoelastic Properties of Dacron Aortic Grafts Subjected to Physiological Pulsatile Flow, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials (2020), 103804. (Click here)

  • G. Librandi, E. Tubaldi*, K. Bertoldi*, Snapping of hinged arches under displacement control: strength loss and non-reciprocity, Physical Review E, 101 (2020), 05300. (Click here) Editors' suggestion

  • G. Ferrari, P. Balasubramanian, E. Tubaldi, F. Giovanniello, M. Amabili, Dynamic behaviour of a Dacron aortic graft in a Mock circulatory loop, Journal of Biomechanics 86 (2019), 132-140. (Click here

  • M. Amabili, P. Balasubramanian, I. Breslavky, G. Ferrari, E. Tubaldi, Viscoelastic characterization of woven Dacron by using direction-dependent quasi-linear viscoelasticity, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 82 (2018), 282-290. (Click here)

  • E. Tubaldi, M. Amabili, M.P. Païdoussis, Nonlinear dynamics of Dacron aortic prosthesis conveying pulsatile flow, ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 140 (2018), 061004. (Click here)

  • E. Tubaldi, M. Amabili, M.P. Païdoussis, Nonlinear dynamics of shells conveying pulsatile flow with pulse-wave propagation. Theory and numerical results for a single harmonic pulsation, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 396 (2017) 217-245. (Click here)

  • E. Tubaldi, M. Amabili, M.P. Païdoussis, Fluid–structure interaction for nonlinear response of shells conveying pulsatile flow, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 371 (2016) 252-276. (Click here)

  • E. Tubaldi, M. Amabili, F. Alijani, Nonlinear vibrations of plates in axial pulsating flow, Journal of Fluids and Structures, 56 (2015) 33-55. (Click here)

  • E. Tubaldi, F. Alijani, M. Amabili, Non-linear vibrations and stability of a periodically supported rectangular plate in axial flow, International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, 66 (2014) 54-65. (Click here)

  • E. Tubaldi, M. Amabili, Vibrations and stability of a periodically supported rectangular plate immersed in axial flow, Journal of Fluids and Structures, 39 (2013) 391-407. (Click here 

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