Thao D. (Vicky) Nguyen

Principal Investigator

(410) 516-4538

The Marlin U. Zimmerman Faculty Scholar
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Secondary appointments in Materials Science and Engineering, Ophthalmology
Johns Hopkins University
125 Latrobe Hall
3400 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21218

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  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering. Stanford University, 2004
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2000
  • S.B. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998

Awards and Honors

  • Van C. Mow Medal, ASME Bioengineering Division, 2024
  • Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, 2023
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2022
  • Marlin U. Zimmerman Faculty Scholar, Whiting School of Engineering, 2017-2024
  • Thomas J.R. Hughes Young Investigator Award, ASME Applied Mechanics Division, 2015
  • Sia Nemat-Nasser Early Career Award, ASME Materials Science Division, 2013
  • Eshelby Mechanics Award for Young Faculty, 2013
  • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, CMMI Biomechanics and Mechanobiology Program, 2013
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), 2008
  • Early Career Scientist and Engineer Award, NNSA Office of Defense Program, 2008

Editorial Experiences

  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 2022-Present
  • Editor, Mechanics and Materials, 2021
  • Associate Editor, Journal of  Biomechanical Engineering, 2014-2021
  • Associate Editor, Applied Mechanics Review, 2017-2019
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 2019-Present
  • Editorial Board Member, Mechanics of Soft Materials, 2018-Present
  • Editorial Board Member, Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 2015-Present

Professional Societies

  • Society of Engineering Science
    • President of the Board, 2020
    • Vice President of the Board, 2019
    • SES representative to US National Committee for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNCTAM), 2020-2023
    • Member of the Board, 2016-2021
  • ASME, Bioengineering Division
    • Chair, Solid Mechanics Technical Committee, 2020-2021
    • Vice Chair, Solid Mechanics Technical Committee, 2017-2019
    • Theme Leader of Other Solid Mechanics, Solid Mechanics Technical Committee, 2011-2014
  • ASME, Applied Mechanics Division
    • Chair, Mechanics of Soft Materials Technical Committee, 2010
    • Vice Chair, Mechanics of Soft Materials Technical Committee, 2019
    • Recording Secretary, Executive Committee, 2005-2007
  • Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM)
  • The Association for Research in Vision Science and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • The International Society for Eye Research