Faculty Profile for Dr. Michelle Londa

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Dr. Michelle Londa
Associate Professor of Practice — Ingram School of Engineering
IGRM 3310
phone: (512) 245-3064

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. Londa has a Ph.D. in Polymer Science from the University of Connecticut and over 25 years of professional experience progressing from “Research Scientist” at Shell Chemical Company to “Market Development Manager” at Southern Clay Products. She now holds the position of Cooperative Education Coordinator in the Ingram School of Engineering at Texas State University.

Teaching Interests

Cooperative Education

Research Interests

Recruitment, Retention, Empowerment and Employment of Women in Science and Engineering
Smart Cities
Sustainable Technologies
Aliphatic Polyketones

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Hotchkiss, S., Talley, K. G., Londa, M., & Talley, A. B. (2019). Do I Belong in a Makerspace?: Investigating Student Belonging and Non-verbal Cues in a University Makerspace.
  • Snead, M., Holt, D., Mullen, M., Londa, M., & Jin, T. (2015). Big Data Intelligence for Eco-Friendly Bus Routing: A Case Study. In S. Centinkaya & J. K. Ryan (Eds.).
  • Holt, D., Snead, M., Mullen, M., Hu, J., & Londa, M. (2015). Evaluation of the Effect of Recycled Tire Rubber as Fine Aggregate Replacement on Concrete Properties.
  • Londa, M. (2012). Flame retardancy of polyamide 6 nanocomposites: Synergistic effect between multiwall carbon nanotube, nanoclay, and flame retardants.
  • Londa, M. (2012). Synthesis and Characterization of Flame Retardant Polyamide 6/clay Nanocomposites for Textiles.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Faorite Professor Award, Alpha Chi. 2015
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Shell Special Recognition Award. 1999
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Stephanie H. Shaw Scholarship. 1989
  • Award / Honor Recipient: The University of Akron Senior Research Chemistry Award. 1987
  • Award / Honor Recipient: The University of Akron Outstanding Junior Chemistry Major. 1986

Selected Grants

  • Londa, Michelle (Principal). An Innovative Toughened Glass/Polymer Laminate Design for Transparent Armor, DoD/DARPA Armor Challenge Phase I, Federal, $50000. (Funded: 2009). Grant.
  • Londa, Michelle. Thermally Stable Machine Gun Barrels, DoD/Navy N091-004 Phase I, Federal, $100000. (Funded: 2009). Grant.
  • Londa, Michelle. Thermal Barrier Coatings with Low Temperature Flexibility, DoD/Army A08-T028 Phase I, Federal, $100000. (Funded: 2008). Grant.
  • Muci-Kuchler, Karim Heinz (Principal), Valles, Damian (Co-Principal), Londa, Michelle (Co-Principal), Collins, Kristina Henry (Co-Principal), Tate, Jitendra (Co-Principal), Kulesza, Stacey Elizabeth (Supporting), Talley, Kimberly Grau (Supporting). S-STEM: Scholars of Excellence in Engineering Design (SEED), National Science Foundation (NSF), Federal, $2499310. (Submitted: March 2, 2023, Funded: January 1, 2024 - December 31, 2029). Grant.
  • Aslan, Semih (Principal), Asiabanpour, Bahram (Co-Principal), Salamy, H (Co-Principal), Jimenez, Jesus (Co-Principal), Londa, Michelle (Co-Principal). A BRIDGE program to engage, sustain and empower women and minorities in STEM, USDA-WAMS, Federal, $417017. (Funded: 2014 - 2017). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Director of Career Services Search Committee
January 2019-Present
Cooperative Education Coordinator
Ingram School of Engineering
January 2019-Present
Society of Women Engineers
September 2018-Present
Cooperative Education Coordinator
September 2017-Present
Coordinator / Organizer
Cooperative Education