Alison B. Flatau
Program Director, Dynamic Systems & Control Program
National Science Foundation
Alison Flatau is an associate professor in the department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at Iowa State University. Her professional research focus is in the areas of smart structures, transduction and transducer design with an emphasis in magnetostrictive transducers, active noise and vibration control, and experimental aspects of bioengineering related to vibrations and signal processing such as heart rate variability. She received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees fromthe University of Utah in mechanical engineering with an emphasis in experimental vibrations and acoustic combustion instabilities, and a B.S.E. degree in chemical engineering from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Flatau hs worked for Rockwell International, as a senior research engineer at the National Small Wind Systems Test Center in Golden, Colorado (now part of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory), and as an A.D. Welliver Faculty Fellow at the Boeing Company in Seattle, Washington. Currently, she is on IPA assignment from her position at Iowa State University working at the National Science Foundation as the Program Director for the Dynamic Systems and Control Program in the Division of Civil and Mechanical Systems of the Engineering Directorate.