Year Inducted / Awarded: 2020
Member Award: Academy of Distinguished Engineers
Dr. Tina Morrison is currently the deputy director of the Division of Applied Mechanics in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories.
During her 12 years at the FDA, Morrison has been working to advance the role of computer modeling and simulation in medical device design and product evaluation. She chairs the FDA Modeling and Simulation working group and advises the Center for Devices and Radiological Health on simulation research and policy efforts. Additionally, Tina has led the development of pathways for enhancing modeling credibility and acceptance. For instance, she led the development a verification and validation standard for ASME, which culminated in 2018 with the first-ever set of evaluating procedures for computational modeling of medical devices, the ASME V&V 40 standard. Because of these efforts, Morrison was selected as the 2019 Federal Engineer of the Year for the FDA.
She chairs the ASME Verification and Validation Committee and is an associate editor for the Journal on Verification, Validation and Uncertainty Quantification. She is a mechanical engineer who completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University in cardiovascular biomechanics, earned her Ph.D. in theoretical & applied mechanics from Cornell University, and her M.S. and B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Connecticut.