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Tubaldi, Eleonora

Tubaldi, Eleonora

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Maryland Robotics Center
3116 Glenn L. Martin Hall, College Park, MD 20742


  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, McGill University, 2017
  • MS, Aerospace Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, 2013
  • MS, Aeronautical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, 2013
  • BS, Aerospace Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, 2010

Awards and Honors

  • 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)
  • 2014 – 2015 Qatar Foundation Fellowship
  • 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 2020 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

ENME809C: Special Topics; Fluid Structure Interactions 

ENME489U: Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering; Fluid Structure Interactions

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

  • M. Amabili*, P. Balasubramanian, G. Ferrari, G. Franchini, F. Giovanniello, E. Tubaldi*, Identification of Viscoelastic Proerties 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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