Dr. (Hotzen) Grinberg received her PhD from the Technion Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Her research focused on MEMS (MicroElectroMechanical Systems) actuators, and the ability to manipulate their responses using smartly placed directional elements. She implemented these directional elements in electrostatic, thermoelastic and piezoelectric actuators.
Now Dr. (Hotzen) Grinberg joins the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she plans to further develop her skills in micro/nano fabrication. She hopes to enhance her knowledge in the fields of topological insulators, non reciprocal systems, acoustics and optics. Furthermore, she looks forward to interacting with fellow researchers in seminars and conferences, and to establishing networking that may lead to future collaborations.
At the Technion, she was extremely popular as a teaching assistant in highly attended mandatory courses, winning five awards for outstanding performance as a TA. One advisor commented that her success, in addition to her natural didactic talent, reflected her deep and thorough understanding of the material, and her meticulous preparation.