The mechanics of soft materials and how they accommodate large stresses and dramatic elastic instabilities provides a great framework to study problems ranging from biological interfaces to the design of responsive materials. I am interested in using elasticity, soft materials, and instabilities such as snap-buckling, crumpling, wrinkling, and folding to generate responsiveness and impact properties such as adhesion, optics, and flow at surfaces or within devices. My research on synthetic and biological membranes and how they deform and interact with fluids allows me to address important fundamental questions that lie at the interface between fluids and soft materials.
Office hours: Monday: 10:00-12:00pm, Wednesday: 10:00-12:00pm.
|2011||Postdoc, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University|
|2009||Ph.D., Polymer Science & Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst|
|2005||M.S., Polymer Science & Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst|
|2004||B.S., Chemistry, University of New Hampshire|
|ESM 3054||Mech Behav Matls|
|ESM 2204||Mech of Deform Bodies|
- Society of Engineering Science, American Physical Society, American Chemical Society, Adhesion Society