Research interests include microparticle behavior in biological systems. Dr. Robinson has published a variety of journal articles in the areas of hygroscopic behavior of smoke particles, coagulation of high concentration aerosols, lung deposition modeling and particle-particle interaction. Research methods include numerical modeling, computational fluid dynamics and particle image velocimetry. Currently, Dr. Robinson is investigating carcinogen specific dosimetry in passive smokers and velocity profiles at biological bifurcations.
Teaching interests are in the areas of fluid mechanics, however she also teaches fundamental mechanical engineering courses in statics, mechanics and dynamics. She has been innovative in introducing open ended projects into the classroom and developing an industry standard data acquisition laboratory.
Dr. Robinson's work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the American Cancer Society, Gleason Foundation, and Philip Morris External Research Foundation..