Ashley P. Thrall is the Myron and Rosemary Noble Associate Professor of Structural Engineering in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences at the University of Notre Dame where she directs the Kinetic Structures Laboratory. Her research investigates the behavior and design of kinetic civil infrastructure using numerical and experimental approaches. Kinetic bridges, shelters, and buildings include modular systems, which are rapidly movable, erectable, and deployable. Dr. Thrall has won several distinguished awards, including a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award, the American Institute of Steel Construction Early Career Faculty Award, and the Hangai Prize from the International Association for Shells and Spatial Structures. She earned her Ph.D. and M.S.E. in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Princeton University and her B.A. in Physics from Vassar College.