ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics

Jovana Jovanova

TU Delft
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Jovana Jovanova is assistant professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Her research is focused on the design of large-scale adaptive (meta)structures, mechanisms and machines able to change their properties and/or functionality over time to improve performance, reliability, and efficiency.  Adaptation is the ability of system to recognize the changes occurring in its environment and adjust internally to respond in a desired way. She works on analytical, numerical and data-based modelling of mechanically intelligent structures that utilize smart materials and/or large deformations for adaptation. She integrates concepts of compliant mechanisms, smart materials, metamaterials, bio-inspired design and soft robotics into adaptive machines for the applications in the maritime, offshore and transport technology.

She is member of ASME, and has led the ASME SMASIS Bio-Inspired Systems and Structures Technical Committee while actively participating in the organization of the SMASIS conference. She has also helped the organization of the Compliant Mechanisms Symposium within ASME IDETC and RoboSoft conference. She is involved in the TU Delft Robotics and Bioengineering Institutes.