About Dr. Gayme

Dennice F. Gayme

Dennice F. Gayme is an Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering and the Carol Croft Linde Faculty Scholar at the Johns Hopkins University. She earned her B. Eng. & Society from McMaster University in 1997 and an M.S. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1998, both in Mechanical Engineering.

She received her Ph.D. in Control and Dynamical Systems in 2010 from the California Institute of Technology, where she was a recipient of the P.E.O. scholar award in 2007 and the James Irvine Foundation Graduate Fellowship in 2003. Her research interests are in modeling, analysis and control for spatially distributed and large-scale networked systems in applications such as wall-bounded turbulent flows, wind farms, power grids and vehicular networks. She was a recipient of the JHU Catalyst Award in 2015, a 2017 ONR Young Investigator award, and an NSF CAREER award in 2017.

Professional Experience

Associate Professor (07/2018 – Present) and Carol Croft Linde Faculty Scholar (03/2017 – Present); Assistant Professor (01/2012 – 06/2018)
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
Secondary Appointments: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department of Environmental Health and Engineering

Postdoctoral Scholar (07/ 2010 – 12/2011)
Computing and Mathematical Sciences, California Institute of Technology

Senior Research Scientist (04/2001 – 09/2003); Research Scientist (02/1999 – 04/2001)
Systems and Control Technology Laboratory, Honeywell Laboratories, Minneapolis, MN


Ph. D. 2010 (Control and Dynamical Systems) , California Institute of Technology
Advisors: John C. Doyle and Beverley J. McKeon

M.S. 1998 (Mechanical Engineering), University of California at Berkeley

B. Eng. and Society 1997 (Mechanical Engineering), McMaster University

Academic Awards and Recognition

  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2017
  • Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, 2017
  • Appointed Carol Croft Linde Faculty Scholar, 2017 – 2022
  • Johns Hopkins Catalyst Award, 2015
  • Keynote address: International Colloquium on Large Wind-Power Plants: Interaction Control and Integration (Windfarms2015), Leuven, Belgium, July 2015
  • Selected Participant, NAE’s U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, 2013
  • Best Session Presentation Award at the American Control Conference, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) Scholar Award, 2007
  • The James Irvine Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 2003
  • Molson Scholarship in Environmental Studies and McMaster University Senate Scholarship, 1996
  • McMaster Merit Award, 1992
  • Canada Scholarship for Science and Engineering, 1992

Professional Affiliations

  • Senior Member: Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Control Systems Society; Power and Energy Society
  • Member: American Physical Society (APS), Division of Fluid Dynamics
  • Member: Soc. for Industrial and Applied Math. (SIAM), Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Johns Hopkins University
3400 N Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

(410) 516-5784
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