Maria Teresa Napoli

Community College Programs Coordinator
(805) 893-2437


Dr. Maria Teresa Napoli received a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara, in 2004. Currently, she holds positions as VP of MEMS Development at Laxmi Therapeutic Devices, and as Community College Programs Manager at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Prior to this appointment, she worked for several years as a microsensors system expert at SensorDynamics AG. Her research interests include nanofluidic technologies for medical applications, modeling and control of large arrays of MEMS, and educational strategies and programs to increase STEM diversity.


  • Voice: 805.893-7472
  • Fax: 805.893-6132


Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-6105