MechE Fall 2018 Seminar Series | Cate Brinson | Nanoscale Characterization of Soft Material Interfaces

  • Starts: 11:00 am on Friday, November 16, 2018
  • Ends: 12:00 pm on Friday, November 16, 2018
Nanoscale Characterization of Soft Material Interfaces Bio: L. Cate Brinson is currently Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Duke University, where she began in fall of 2017. Prior to that move, she was the Jerome B. Cohen Professor of Engineering at Northwestern University and Associate Dean in the McCormick School of Engineering with appointments in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering. After receiving her Ph.D. in 1990 from Caltech, Dr. Brinson performed postdoctoral studies in Germany at the DLR and began her academic career at NU in 1992. Current research investigations involve characterization of local polymer mechanical behavior under confinement, nanoparticle reinforced polymers, the phase transformation response of shape memory alloys, nano and microscale response of biomaterials, and materials genome informatics research, where investigations span the range of molecular interactions, micromechanics and macroscale behavior. Dr. Brinson has received a number of awards, including the Nadai Medal of the ASME, the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Prize of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the ASME Tom JR Hughes Young Investigator Award, and an NSF CAREER Award; she is a Fellow of the Society of Engineering Science, of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering and of the American Academy of Mechanics; and she served as a member of the Defense Science Study Group. She has given many invited technical lectures on her research and has authored one book and over 150 refereed journal publications. She has over 17000 citations and an h-index of 60 in Google Scholar. Her book has had over 50,000 chapter downloads from the e-version since publication in 2008 and a second edition published in 2015. She is a member of several professional societies and served 5 years on the Society of Engineering Science Board of Directors, including one year as President of the society. She has also been an Associate Editor of the Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures and the Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, served two terms on the National Materials Advisory Board of the National Academies and has chaired two National Research Council studies.
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