Welcome to the MicroSmithie! - PI: Kristen Dorsey

The MicroSMITHie is Dr. Kristen Dorsey’s research lab in the Picker Engineering Program at Smith College in Northampton, MA.

Our research interests include the design and characterization of miniature and micro-scale flexible sensors for wearable, healthcare, and soft robotics applications. Along with our research investigations, we strive to train undergraduate Smith students to undertake self-directed research projects.


  • The lab has been awarded an NSF CAREER award!
  • Kristen will speak at Valve in Seattle, WA, January 22 2019
  • Kristen will speak at the January 2018 SciTech Cafe about her work in soft sensors! January 22 6 PM
  • Kristen will attend the 2017 IEEE Sensors conference in Glasgow, UK, to present the paper “Mechanical isolation structures for soft elastomer components”
  • Meng and Becky will attend the 2017 MIT IEEE Undergraduate research conference
  • Kristen was the guest on the Embedded.FM podcast episode 214, “Tiny Sensor Problems
  • Kristen will be attending the Robotics Science and Systems Material Robotics workshop.
  • Dan attended the MIT IEEE Undergraduate research conference to present her paper in November 2016. Congrats, Dan!
  • Kristen will be attending the 2016 annual NSBE Convention in Boston, MA. Hope to see you there!

Updated 19 Feb 2019