Mark F. Horstemeyer
Chair, Solid Mechanics Working Group
Pasquale Cinnella, Professor
Thomas E. Lacy, Professor
James C. Newman Jr., Professor
Masoud Rais-Rohani, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Professor
Agricultural and Biological Engineering:
Steven H. Elder, Professor
Jun Liao, Associate Professor
Raj Prabhu, Assistant Research Professor
Lakiesha N. Williams, Assistant Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering:
Thomas White, Professor
Phillip M. Gullett, Associate Professor
Isaac Howard, Associate Professor
Mathematics & Statistics:
Seongjai Kim, Associate Professor
Hyeona Lim, Associate Professor
Douglas J. Bammann, Professor
Steven R. Daniewicz, Professor
Mark F. Horstemeyer, Professor
Rogelio Luck, Professor
Oliver Myers, Assistant Professor
Nima Shamsaei, Assistant Professor
Tonya W. Stone, Assistant Professor
Yucheng Liu, Associate Professor
Youssef Hammi, Assistant Research Professor
Marcos Lugo, Postdoctoral Associate
Andrew L. Oppedal, Postdoctoral Associate
Richard A. Weed, Associate Research Professor
Wilburn Whittington, Research Associate I
Bhaskar Paliwal, Postdoctoral Associate
Christopher Barrett, Postdoctoral Associate
Doyle (Ted) Dickel, Postdoctoral Associate
Haley Doude, Postdoctoral Associate
Focus Areas/Scope of Activities of the Group
The Solid Mechanics Working Group members are working to expand and promote the group and encourage communication among faculty involved in solid mechanics research, education, materials science and aerospace. The group hosts outstanding speakers in these fields to bring progressive insight to attendees on the new trends in the solid mechanics, materials and composite material manufacturing fields. We are developing the program of study to include broad and novel educational courses featuring design throughout the curriculum for graduate and undergraduate students giving rise to a diverse group of future engineers/scientists.
Calendar of events:
Group Meeting are being planned for FY 15
Topic: Networking, Planning, and Discussion of the Mechanics Courses
10/31- 11/1, 2013: Hosted Dr. George Dulikravich, Professor, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Florida International University. Presentation on 10/31 titled “Materials-by-Design: Direct and Inverse Methods Using Multi-Objective Evolutionary Optimization.”
10/31/2013 at 11:30 a.m.: Solid Mechanics Working Group Meeting in the CAVS PACCAR Board Room. Topic: Curriculum Development
04/08-09/2013: Visit and Presentation by Dr. Zhen Chen, C.W. LaPierre Professor of Engineering
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Missouri
“Recent Advances in Multi-Scale and Multi-Physics Simulation with the MPM and Potential Application to Additive Manufacturing.”
04/08/2013: Solid Mechanics Working Group Lunch Meeting:
To discuss Joint Research on Additive Composite Material Manufacturing and research on FEM for multiscale modeling and simulation of composite structural responses to extreme loading conditions.
02/11-02/17/2013: Visit and Presentation by Dr. Robert Pond, School of Engineering
The Quadrangle, The University of Liverpool
Presentation: “The Mobility of Twinning Locations” Invitees: Engineering Faculty, Graduate and Undergraduate Students, and the Solid Mechanics Working Group
Dr. Pond’s visit with the Solid Mechanics Working Group and other Engineering Faculty gave new insight into the features of twinning disconnections for modeling and simulations.
- Designing a plan for Curriculum Development and the continuation of the ICME Education Course.
- Integrating this information into mechanical engineering courses.
- Hosted several highly acclaimed speakers in the mechanical/modeling field.
- Three Biennial Symposiums of Predictive Science and Technology in Mechanics and Materials (2008, 2010, 2012).
Join Our Group:
The Solid Mechanics Working Group is a diversified group of individuals whose objectives are to embolden communication among faculty engaged in solid mechanics research, education, materials science and aerospace.
We encourage those in the engineering community who wish to be involved to contact Mark Horstemeyer.
Mark F. Horstemeyer, Ph.D.
Department of Mechanical Engineering