Anne M. Robertson, PhD

Dr. Anne Robertson is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Robertson holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Bioengineering. She has also served as a Visiting Professor at many universities, including the University of Aachen, Germany; Politecnico di Milano, Italy; Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon; and Bernoulli Center at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. In addition, she has acted as a Faculty Researcher with the Department of Energy/National Energy Technology Laboratory (2000-2007).

Dr. Robertson earned her BS in Mechanical Engineering at Cornell University. She then studied at the University of California at Berkeley, where she earned her MS and PhD, both in Mechanical Engineering. She continued her post-doctoral training at Berkeley in the Department of Chemical Engineering as a President’s Postdoctoral Fellow.

Dr. Robertson is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal for Numerical Methods in Bioengineering. In 2013, she was 1 of 19 women admitted into the 2013-2014 class of the Executive Leadership in Academic Technology and Engineering (ELATE) at Drexel University. She was a Kakenhi-invited speaker at the 6th International Intracranial Stent Meeting (ICS09), Sendai, Japan, August 2009. In 2007, she was awarded the Beitle-Veltri Memorial Outstanding Teaching Award, presented to one faculty member in the Swanson School of Engineering per year.

Dr. Robertson’s research interests include continuum mechanics with a particular emphasis on cerebral vascular disease, constitutive modeling of soft biological tissues, and non-Newtonian fluid mechanics. Examples of her current funding support include:

  • The link between hemodynamics and wall structure in cerebral aneurysms
  • Mathematical and computational modeling of human physiology
  • Novel guidewires for smooth navigation in neuro intervention
  • Dilatable ports for deep brain access
  • Training of biomechanics in regenerative medicine

View a list of Dr. Robertson’s publications here.