Dr. Chelsey S. Simmons

Courtesy Faculty
Address Wertheim 467 Phone: 352-294-1180 Website: Simmons Mechanobiology Lab


Professor Simmons received her B.S. cum laude from Harvard University and her M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University. In addition to her engineering research and coursework, Simmons received a Ph.D. Minor in Education and was a founding officer and President of Stanford’s American Society for Engineering Education. She also serves on the advisory board of a company based on one of her pending patents.


PhD, Stanford University 2013

Teaching Interests

Mechanics of Materials, Microfluidics and BioMEMS, Cell Mechanics

Research Interests

Design for biomedical applications, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), bioMEMS, dynamic cell culture systems, functional assays of cells (e.g. traction force microscopy, microposts), mechanics of soft materials.