Academic Advising Director, Adjunct Professor in Materials Science & Engineering
Dr. Yoda R. Patta is an Academic Advising Director within the Academic Advising unit of the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE). She has always had a love of teaching throughout her life and is a dedicated educator and advisor to students. While at MIT, she won the John Wulff Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Goodwin Medal for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Patta completed her SM and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at MIT, and became a lecturer there after completing her graduate work.
Dr. Patta holds a patent for a novel method for producing high critical current density superconducting films. Her dissertation work encompassed the bio-distribution of chemotherapeutics delivered via an implantable biocompatible device for the treatment of brain cancer. She went on to complete a postdoc at the Stanford University School of Medicine, where she conducted tissue engineering and wound healing mechanical research.