B.E., Mechanical Engineering modified with Mathematics, Dartmouth College, 2001
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2002
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2007
Research lies at the intersection of experimental mechanics and materials science, with an emphasis on using novel methods of experimentation coupled closely with theoretical and computational modeling. Group research focuses on the measurements of microstructural features of materials and the effect of microstructure on meso and macroscopic properties. Currently, the group is engaged in the development of novel methods of multi-scale material characterization, with application to active materials, high temperature ceramics, very high cycle and low cycle fatigue mechanisms, plasticity, fracture, and material behavior at the nano-scale.
Awards and Service:
- Best Paper of the Year, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 2014 (for Best Paper published in IJSS in 2013).
- Mechanical Engineering Department Achievement Award, University of Michigan, 2014.
- 1938E Award, University of Michigan, 2014.
- Lindseth Lecturer, Cornell University, 2014.
- Journal of Strain Analysis Young Investigator Lecturer, 2014.
- NSF CAREER Award, 2013.
- Robert Caddell Memorial Materials and Manufacturing Award (with Adam Kammers), The University of Michigan, 2013.
- M. Hetényi Award, Society of Experimental Mechanics, 2013 (for Best Paper published in Experimental Mechanics in 2011).
- Young Investigator Award (YIP), Air Force Office of Scientific Research, 2012.
- Orr Award for Early Career Excellence in Fatigue, Fracture, and Creep, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2011.
- Early Career Research Program Award, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Department of Energy Office of Science, 2010.
- Alumni Day Seminar Speaker, California Institute of Technology, 2007.
- Everhart Award, California Institute of Technology, 2007.
- Charles D. Babcock Award, California Institute of Technology, 2007.