New ICME Affiliated Faculty, Ellen Kuhl, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and, by courtesy, of Bioengineering, was recently appointed the Walter B. Reinhold Professor in the School of Engineering.
Professor Kuhl joined Stanford in 2007, and she became the Robert Bosch of the Mechanical Engineering department in 2019. She is a member of Bio-X, the Cardiovascular Institute, ICME, and the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute.
Professor Kuhl's area of expertise is Living Matter Physics, the design of theoretical and computational models to simulate and predict the behavior of living structures. She has become a leader in the computational modeling of the mechanical and growth behaviors of complex human organs, including the heart and the brain. She is a founding member of the Living Heart Project, a multi-national translational research initiative to revolutionize cardiovascular science through realistic simulation.
The Reinhold Professorship was established in 1979 by oil-drilling technology pioneer Walter “Beni” Reinhold (AB ’49) in honor of his father. Ellen’s own innovative work and dedicated leadership make her a fitting choice for this appointment. She is known as a highly effective and energetic teacher, and she is a valued research mentor to many students. Her dedication to the Mechanical Engineering department resulted in several achievements, including increased diversity amongst admits and faculty searches with excellent outcomes for the department and school.
We congratulate Professor Kuhl for this well-earned honor and her exceptional contributions to the School of Engineering and to Stanford. ICME is very proud to be affiliated with Professor Kuhl!