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Flatau, Alison B.

Flatau, Alison B.

Department Chair
Aerospace Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
3188 Glenn L. Martin



  • B.S., University of Connecticut (Chemical Engineering)
  • M.S., University of Utah (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Ph.D., University of Utah (Mechanical Engineering)




Institutional Services

  • Organized CAREER proposal writing workshop ENGR-A. James Clark School of Engineering
  • Director of Aerospace Undergraduate programs ENGR-Aerospace Engineering
  • Director of Aerospace Honors program ENGR-Aerospace Engineering
  • Faculty Advisor for student AIAA organization ENGR-Aerospace Engineering
  • Chair of undergraduate program faculty committee ENGR-Aerospace Engineering
  • Member new faculty search committee ENGR-Mechanical Engineering


Active flow control, sensor and actuator design, magnetostrictive materials, material characterization, smart fabrics and textiles, vibrations and acoustics 

MSE Alumna Julia Downing Wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Downing's research focuses on scalable manufacturing of 2D nanomaterials.

MSE Ph.D. Candidate Michael Van Order Discusses Study Abroad Experience

Van Order conducted a semester abroad/internship at TU Dresden last summer, and shares his experience here.

Salamanca-Riba Appointed 2017/2018 UMD ADVANCE Professor 

Dr. Salamanca-Riba will help facilitate opportunities for advancement among University faculty members, especially under-represented groups.

Hubbard Named SPIE 2016 Smart Structures and Materials Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Aerospace Engineering Professor recognized for contributions to the field of smart structures and materials.