Kristen Dorsey

Kristen Dorsey

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University

Associate Professor, Physical Therapy, Movement, and Rehabilitation Sciences, Northeastern University

Visiting Associate Professor 2021-2022

Professors Danielle Wood and Hiroshi Ishi, SA+P (Media Arts and Sciences)

Kristen Dorsey


Kris Dorsey is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement, and Rehabilitation Sciences in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University. Dr. Dorsey is also currently an MLK Visiting Associate Professor in the Media Lab at MIT, and previously was a President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Dorsey graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and earned her Bachelors of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Olin College. Dr. Dorsey’s current research interests include the design and fabrication of reconfigurable soft sensors for soft robots and wearable medical devices. In 2019, Dr. Dorsey was awarded an NSF CAREER grant.

Selected Publications

K.L. Dorsey and A.P. Pisano, “Stability and Control of a Metal Oxide Gas Sensor in Air Flow”, IEEE J. Sensors, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 699-705, 2016.

D.A. Rolfe, K.L. Dorsey, and A.P. Pisano, “A model to guide template-based nanoparticle printing development,” ASME Intl. Conf. on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, San Francisco, USA, 2015.

K.L. Dorsey, S.S. Bedair, and G.K. Fedder, “Gas chemical sensitivity of a CMOS MEMS cantilever functionalized by evaporative assembly,” J. Micromech. Microeng. 24 (7), 075001, 2014.


Kristen Dorsey: The Future is Flexible, MLK Scholar Luncheon Seminar Series, 27 January 2022