Prof. Aimy Wissa joined the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at Princeton University as an Assistant Professor in January of 2022. Before Princeton, she was an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Science and Engineering department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is also the director of the Bio-inspired Adaptive Morphology (BAM) Lab. Wissa was a post-doctoral fellow at Stanford University, and she earned her doctoral degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland in 2014. Prof. Wissa’s expertise is in the area of bioinspired locomotion. Her work focuses on the modeling and experimental evaluation of dynamic and adaptive structures and robotic systems emulating movement strategies from nature, including flying and swimming robots and systems exhibiting multiple modes of locomotion. Her work shows how nature can inform engineering design and highlights that engineering analysis can provide insights into nature’s locomotion and adaptation strategies. Wissa is a McNair Scholar. She has received numerous awards, including the Air Force Research Laboratory Summer Faculty Fellowship, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Program, and NSF’s CAREER award.