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Simona Socrate

Senior Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT

About Me

Dr. Simona Socrate is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and a Principal Research Scientist at MIT/ISN. She earned a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Rome (1991), and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT (1995). She has been teaching classes in structural mechanics at MIT for more than twenty years. Her research efforts focus on the mechanical behavior of fabrics, composites, and soft biological tissue. Her areas of interest include measuring and modeling the high strain rate properties of biological tissue to prevent injuries, and investigating the mechanics of pregnancy to reduce the risk of pre-term delivery.

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