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Instructor Information

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Simona Socrate

Senior Lecturer

Interest Areas

  1. Biomechanics of biological soft tissues with a specific focus on the female reproductive system and pregnancy.
  2. High rate properties of biological tissue. Mechanically mediated brain injury mechanisms.
  3. Mechanics of fabrics and composites: continuum constitutive models.

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Emanuel Sachs


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Kenneth Kamrin

Associate Professor

Interest Areas

  1. Theory and Modeling of Granular Media
  2. Computational Methods for Fluids and Solids
  3. Analytical and Asymptotic Techniques in Mechanics

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Students in "Mechanics and Materials I" build their foundation through the process of discovery.