Neda Maghsoodi is a Gabilan Assistant Professor in the USC Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. Maghsoodi was a postdoctoral scholar at the California Institute of Technology. Prior to this, she was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University. Maghsoodi received her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Maghsoodi's research lies at the interface of applied mechanics, materials science, and biology and develops novel theoretical-computational models to elucidate complex behavior of soft structures in engineering and biology. In her academic career, Maghsoodi has received several honors and awards; including, she was named a Rising Star in Mechanical Engineering by UC-Berkeley and received the Best Paper award in the ASME International Conference on Micro- and Nanosystems.