Sandra Edward

Photograph Sandra Edward
Title Technical Assistant
Department Mechanical Science & Engineering

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, US

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, US



I graduated in May 2020 with a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. My research experience is in smart materials and adaptive structures.

I have experience in device design conception, material analysis studies, behavioural characterization, experimental analysis, modeling techniques (physical, numerical, and analytical), design space visualizations, experimental testing based on device controllability and predictability, fabrication method studies, error study validations, product process development, device optimization, CAD 3D print skills and troubleshooting.

I will be working on the design and manufacture of an autonomous bed mattress for patients affected by advanced-stage ALS causing them to have troubles with motor functions and movement.

Research Interests:

  • Smart materials and adaptive structures
  • Biomechanics
  • Dynamics & Controls
  • Human Assistive Devices

Email: sandyed(AT)umich(DOT)edu