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Mary C. Boyce

Mary C. Boyce

Ford Professor of Engineering

Room 3-173
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02139-4307
Phone: 617-253-2342  
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Curriculum Vitae

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Professor Mary C. Boyce is the Ford Professor of Engineering and Department Head of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Professor Boyce earned her B.S. degree in Engineering Science and Mechanics from Virginia Tech; and her S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  She joined the M.I.T. faculty in 1987.  Professor Boyce teaches in the areas of mechanics and materials. Her research areas focus primarily on the mechanics of elastomers, polymers, polymeric-based micro- and nano-composite materials, lattice- structured materials, natural materials, and biological macromolecular networks, with emphasis on identifying connections among microstructure, deformation mechanisms, and mechanical properties.  She has published over 100 journal papers in the field of mechanics and materials; and has mentored 36 SM Thesis students and 20 PhD students. Professor Boyce has been the recipient of several awards and honors recognizing her research and teaching efforts, including the MIT MacVicar Faculty Fellow, the Department of Mechanical Engineering Keenan Award for Teaching, the Spira Award for Teaching, the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, the ASME Applied Mechanics Young Investigator Award, Member-at-Large of the USNCTAM, Chair of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division,  Fellow of the American Academy of Mechanics, Fellow of the ASME, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Member of the National Academy of Engineering. 



Journal Publications and Patents

 

1.     Boyce, M.E., Argon, A.S., Parks, D.M., "Mechanical Properties of Compliant Particles Effective in Toughening Glassy Polymers", Polymer, 28, 1680-1694, September 1987.

2.     Boyce, M.C., Parks, D.M., Argon, A.S., "Large Inelastic Deformation of Glassy Polymers, Part I: Rate-Dependent Constitutive Model", Mechanics of Materials, 7 15­33, 1988.

3.     Boyce, M.C., Parks, D.M., Argon, A.S., "Large Inelastic Deformation of Glassy Polymers, Part II: Numerical Simulation of Hydrostatic Extrusion", Mechanics of Materials, 7 35-47, 1988.

4.     Boyce, M.C., Weber, G.G., Parks, D.M., "On the Kinematics of Finite Strain Plasticity", Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 37, 647-665, 1989.

5.     Boyce, M.C., Parks, D.M., Argon, A.S., "Plastic Flow in Oriented Glassy Polymers", International Journal of Plasticity, 5, 593-615, 1989.

6.     Boyce, M.C., Arruda, E.M., "An Experimental and Analytical Investigation of the Large Strain Compressive and Tensile Response of Glassy Polymers", Journal of Polymer Engineering and Science, 30, 1288-1298, 1990.

7.     Boyce, M.C., Palmer, M.L., Seo, M.H., Schwartz, P., Backer, S., "A Model of the Tensile Failure Process in Woven Fabrics", Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Applied Polymer Symposium 47 -Fiber Society 50th Anniversary Technical Conference, 383-402, 1991.

8.     Realff, M.L., Seo, M.H., Boyce, M.C., Backer, S., "On the Mechanical Properties of Fabric Woven from Yarns Produced on Different Spinning Technologies -Yarn Failure as a Function of Gauge Length", Textile Research Journal, 61, 517-530, 1991.

9.     Karafillis, A.P., Boyce, M.C., “Tooling Design Accommodating Springback Error”, J. Mat. Process. Tech., 32, 144, 1991.

10.     Sim, A.B., Boyce, M.C., "Finite Element Analyses of Real-Time Stability Control in Sheet Forming Processes", Trans. ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, 114, 180-188, 1992.

11.     Boyce,     M.C., Montagut, E., Argon, A.S., "The Effects of Thermomechanical Coupling on the Cold Drawing Process of Glassy Polymers", Journal of Polymer Engineering and Science, 32, 1073-1085, 1992.

12.     Karafillis, A.P., Boyce, M.C., "Tooling Design in Sheet Metal Forming Using Springback Calculations", International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 34, 113-131, 1992.

13.     Arruda, E.M., Boyce, M.C., "A Three-Dimensional Constitutive Model for the Large Stretch Behavior of Rubber Elastic Materials", Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 41, 389-412, 1993.

14.     Hasan, O.A., Boyce, M.C., Li, X.S., Berko, S., "An Investigation of the Yield and Post-Yield Behavior and Corresponding Structure of PMMA", Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics Edition, 31, 185-197, 1993.

15.     Li, X.S., Boyce, M.C.,     "On the Measurement of Structural Relaxation in Glassy Polymers Using Positron Annihilation Lifetime Spectroscopy", Journal of Polymer Science, Polymer Physics Edition, 31, 869-873, 1993.

16.     Arruda, E.M., Boyce, M.C., "Evolution of Plastic Anisotropy in Amorphous Polymers during Finite Straining", International Journal of Plasticity, 9, 697-720, 1993.

17.     Seo, M.H., Realff, M.L., Pan, N., Boyce, M.C., Schwartz, P., Backer, S., "Mechanical Properties of Fabric Woven from Yarns Produced by Different Spinning Technologies: Yarn Failure in Woven Fabric", Textile Research Journal, 63, 123­134, 1993.

18.    Arruda, E.M., Boyce, M.C., Quintus-Bosz, H., "Effects of Initial Anisotropy on the Finite Strain Deformation Behavior of Glassy Polymers", International Journal of Plasticity, 9, 783-811, 1993.

19.    Hasan, O.A., Boyce, M.C., “Energy Storage during Inelastic Deformation of Glassy Polymers”, Polymer, 34, 5085-5092, 1993.

20.    Jayachandran, R., Boyce, M.C., Argon, A.S., "Mechanics of the Indentation Test and Its Use to Assess Adhesion of Polymeric Coatings", Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, 7, 813-836, 1993.

21.    Karafillis, A., Boyce, M.C., "A General Anisotropic Yield Criteria Using Bounds and a Transformation Weighting Tensor", Journal of Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 41, 1859-1886, 1993.

22.    Boyce, M.C., Arruda, E.M., Jayachandran, R., "The Large Strain Compression, Tension, and Simple Shear of Polycarbonate", Polymer Engineering and Science, 34, 716-725, 1994.

23.    Scelzo, W.A., Backer, S., Boyce, M.C., "Mechanistic Role of Yarn and Fabric Structure in Determining Tear Resistance of Woven Cloth -Part I: Understanding Tongue Tear", 64, 291-304,  Textile Research Journal, 1994.

24.    Scelzo, W.A.,     Backer, S., Boyce, M.C., "Mechanistic Role of Yarn and Fabric Structure in Determining Tear Resistance of Woven Cloth -Part II: Modelling Tongue Tear", 64, 321-329, Textile Research Journal, 1994.

25.    Arruda, E.M., Boyce, M.C., Jayachandran, R., "Effects of Strain Rate, Temperature, and Thermo-Mechanical Coupling on the Large Strain Deformation of Glassy Polymers", Mechanics of Materials, 19, 193-212, 1995.

26.    Jayachandran,     R., Boyce, M.C., Argon, A.S., "Thermomechanical Analysis of Indentation Behavior of Thin PMMA Coatings", Journal of Computer Aided Materials Design, September, 1994.

27.    Hasan, O.A., Boyce, M.C.,     "A Constitutive Model for the Nonlinear Viscoelastic Viscoplastic Behavior of Glassy Polymers", Polymer Engineering and Science, 35, 331-344, 1995.

28.    Jayachandran, R., Boyce, M.C., Argon, A.S.,     "Design of Multi-Layer Polymeric Coatings for Indentation Resistance", Journal of Computer Aided Materials Design, 2, 151-166, 1995.

29.    Taylor, L., Cao, J., Karafillis, A.P., Boyce, M.C., “Numerical Simulation of Sheet Metal Forming”, J. Mater. Process. Tech., 29, 1995.

30.    Karafillis, A.P., Boyce, M.C., “Tooling and Binder Design for Sheet Metal Forming Processes Compensating Springback Error”, Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, 36, 503-526, 1995.

31.    Sunseri, M., Cao, J., Karafillis, A.P., Boyce, M.C., “Accomodation of Springback in Channel Forming Using Active Binder Control”, Tran. ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, 118, 426-435, 1996.

32.    Cao, J., Boyce, M.C.,     “Wrinkling Behavior of Rectangular Plates under Lateral Constraint”, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 34, 153-176, 1997.

33.    Zaroulis, J., Boyce, M.C., “Temperature, Strain Rate, and Strain State Dependence of Evolution in Mechanical Behavior and Structure of PET with Finite Strain”, Polymer, 38, 1303-1315, 1997.

34.    Boyce, M.C., “Direct Comparison of the Gent and the Arruda-Boyce Constitutive Models of Rubber Elasticity”, Rubber Chemistry and Technology, 69, 781-785, 1997.

35.    Cao, J., Boyce M.C., “A Predictive Tool for Delaying Wrinkling and Tearing Failure in Sheet Metal Forming”, Trans. ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, 119, 354-365,  1997.

36.    Realff, M.L., Boyce, M.C., Backer, S., “A Micromechanical Model of the Tensile Behavior of Woven Fabric”, Textile Research Journal, 67, 445-459, 1997.

37.    Bergstrom, J.S.,Boyce, M.C.,     “Constitutive Modelling of the Large Strain Time-Dependent Behavior of Elastomers”, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 46, 931-954, 1998.

38.    Chui, C., Boyce, M.C., “A Control Volume Technique for Computing Continuum Deformation Measures in Discrete Polymeric Systems”, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 235, 612-618, 1998.

39.    Ayala, H.M., Hart, D.P., Yeh, O.C., Boyce, M.C., “Wear of Elastomeric Seals in Abrasive Slurries”, Wear, 220, 9-21, 1998

40.    Llana, P.G., Boyce, M.C.,     “Finite Strain Behavior of Poly(ethylene terephthalate) above the Glass Transition Temperature”, Polymer, 40, 6729-6751, 1999.

41.    Chui, C., Boyce, M.C., “Monte Carlo Modelling of Amorphous Polymer Deformation: Evolution of Stress with Strain”, Macromolecules, 32 (11), 3795-3808, 1999.

42.    Bergstrom, J.S., Boyce, M.C., “Mechanical Behavior of Particle Filled Elastomers”,  Rubber Chemistry and Technology, 72, 633-656, 1999.

43.    Realff, M.L., Pan, N., Seo, M., Boyce, M.C., Backer, S., “Stochastic Simulation of the Failure Process and Ultimate Strength of Blended Continuous Yarns”, Textile Research Journal, 70 (5), 415-430, 2000.

44.    Socrate, S., Boyce, M.C., “Micromechanics of Toughened Polycarbonate”, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 48, 233-273, 2000.

45.    Boyce, M.C., Socrate, S., Llana, P.G., “Constitutive Model for the Finite Deformation Stress-Strain Behavior of PET above the Glass Transition”, Polymer, 41, 2183-2201, 2000.

46.    Tzika, P., Boyce, M.C., Parks, D.M., “Micromechanics of Deformation in Particle-Toughened Polyamides”, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 48, 1893­1929, 2000.

47.    Boyce, M.C., Arruda, E.M., “Constitutive Models of Rubber Elasticity: A Review”, Rubber Chemistry and Technology, 73, 504-523, 2000.

48.    Cao, J., Yao, H., Karafillis, A., Boyce, M.C., “Prediction of Localized Thinning in Sheet Metal Using a General Anisotropic Yield Criterion”, International Journal of Plasticity, 16, 1105-1129, 2000.

49.    Bergstrom, J.S., Boyce, M.C.,     “Large Strain Time-Dependent Behavior of Filled Elastomers”, Mechanics of Materials, 32, 627-644, 2000.

50.    Boyce, M.C., Kear, K., Socrate, S., Shaw, K., “Deformation of Thermoplastic Vulcanizates”, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 49, 1073-1098, 2001

51.    Boyce, M.C., Socrate, S., Yeh, O.C., Kear, K., Shaw, K.,     “Micromechanisms of Deformation and Recovery in Thermoplastic Vulcanizates”, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 49, 1323-1342, 2001.

52.    Boyce, M.C., Yeh, O.C., Socrate, S., Kear, K., Shaw, K.,     “Micromechanisms of Cyclic Softening in Thermoplastic Vulcanizates”, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 49, 1343-1360, 2001.

53.    Bergstrom, J.S., Boyce, M.C., "Deformation of Elastomeric Networks: Relation between Molecular Level Deformation and Classical Statistical Mechanical Models of Rubber Elasticity", Macromolecules, 34(3), 614-626, 2001.

54.    Socrate, S., Boyce, M.C., Lazzeri, A., "A Micromechanical Model for Multiple Crazing in High Impact Polystyrene", Mechanics of Materials, 33, 155-175, 2001.

55.    Socrate, S., Boyce, M.C., "A Finite Element Based Die Design Algorithm for Sheet Metal forming on Reconfigurable Tools", Trans.ASME Journal of Materials Engineering and Technology, 123 (4), 489-495, 2001.

56.    Boyce, M.C., Arruda, E.M.,     “Swelling and Mechanical Stretching of Elastomeric Materials”, Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids, 6, 641-659, 2001.

57.    Bergstrom, J.S., Boyce, M.C., “Constitutive Modeling of the Time-Dependent and Cyclic Loading of Elastomers and Application to Soft Tissues”, Mechanics of Materials, 33, 523-530, 2001.

58.    Xia, Q.S., Boyce, M.C., Parks, D.M.,     “A Constitutive Model for the Anisotropic Elastic-Plastic Deformation of Paper and Paperboard”, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 39, 4053-4071, 2002.

59.    Danielsson, M., Parks, D.M., Boyce, M.C.,     "Three-Dimensional Micromechanical Modeling of Particle-Toughened Polymeric Materials", Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 50, 351-379, 2002.

60.    van Dommelen, J.A.W., Parks, D.M., Boyce, M.C., Brekelmans, W.A.M., Baaijens, F.P.T., "Micromechanical Modeling of the Thermo-Elasto-Viscoploastic Behavior of Semi-Crystalline Polymers", Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 51, 519-541, 2003.

61.    Qi, H., Joyce, K., Boyce, M.C., “Durometer Hardness and the Stress-Strain Behavior of Elastomeric Materials”, Rubber Chemistry and Technology, 76, 419-435, 2003.

62.    Capaldi, F.M., Boyce, M.C., Rutledge, G.C., “Enhanced Mobility Accompanies the Active Deformation of a Glassy Amorphous Polymer”, Physical Review Letters, 89 (17), 175505-(1-4), 2002.

63.    Danielsson, M.,     Parks, D.M., Boyce, M.C., “Constitutive Modelling of Porous Hyperelastic Materials”, 36(4), 347-358, Mechanics of Materials, 2004.

64.    van Dommelen, J.A.W., Parks, D.M., Boyce, M.C., Brekelmans, W.A.M., Baaijens, F.P.T., “Micromechanical Modeling of Intraspherulitic Deformation of Semicrystalline Polymers”, Polymer, 44, 6089-6101,  2003.

65.    Qi, H.J., Teo, K.B.K., Lau, K.K.S., Boyce, M.C., Milne, W.I., Roberston, J., Gleason, K.K., “Determination of Mechanical Properties of Carbon Nanotubes and Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotube Forests using Nanoindentation”, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 51(11-12), 2213-2237, 2003.

66.    Capaldi. F.M., Boyce, M.C., Boyce, Rutledge, G.C., “Molecular Response of a Glassy Polymer to Active Deformation”, Polymer, 45(4), 1391-1399, 2003.

67.    Sheng, N., Boyce, M.C., Parks, D.M., Rutledge, G.C., Abes, J.J., Cohen, R.E., “Multiscale Micromechanical Modeling of Polymer/Clay Nanocomposites and the Effective Clay Particle”, Polymer, 45(2), 487-506, 2004.

68.    Pantano, A., Boyce,     M.C., Parks, D.M., “Nonlinear Structural Mechanics Based Modeling of Carbon Nanotube Deformation”, Physical Review Letters, 91(14), Art. No. 145504, 2003.

69.    Pantano, A., Boyce, M.C., Parks, D.M., “Mechanics of Deformation of Single-and Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotubes”, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 52, 789-821, 2004.

70.    Parsons, E., Boyce, M.C., Parks, D.M., “An Experimental Investigation of the Large Strain Tensile Behavior of Neat and Rubber-Modified Polycarbonate”, Polymer, 45, 2665-2684, 2004.

71.    Pantano, A., Parks, D.M., Boyce, M.C., “Mechanics of Axial Compression of Single and Multi-wall Carbon Nanotubes”, Trans. ASME Jnl. Engineering Materials and Technology, 126 (3), 279-284, 2004.

72.    Qi, H.J., Boyce, M.C.,     “Constitutive Model for Stretch-Induced Softening of the Stress-Stretch Behavior of Elastomeric Materials”, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 52, 2187-2205, 2004.

73.    Pantano, A., Nardelli, M., Parks, D.M., Boyce, M.C., “Mixed Finite Element-Tight Binding Electromechanical Analysis of Carbon Nanotubes”, Journal Applied Physics , 96 (11), 6756-6760, 2004.

74.    Qi, H.J., Boyce, M.C., “Stress-Strain Behavior of Thermoplastic Polyurethane”, Mechanics of Materials, 31, 817-839, 2005.

75.    Parsons, E., Boyce, M.C., Parks, D.M., Weinberg, M.,     “3D Large Strain Tensile Behavior of Neat and Calcium Carbonate Filled HDPE”, Polymer, 46, 2257-2265, 2005.

76.    Dupaix, R.B., Boyce, M.C., “Finite Strain Behavior of PET and PETG”, Polymer, 46, 4827-4838, 2005.

77.    Mulliken,     A., Boyce, M.C., “Mechanics of the Rate-Dependent Elastic-Plastic Deformation of Glassy Polymers from Low to High Strain Rates”, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 43, 1331-1356, 2006.

78.    Qi, H.J., Bruet, B.F.J., Palmer, J.S., Ortiz, C., Boyce, M.C., “Micromechanics of the Tensile Behavior of Nacre”, Chapter in Mechanics of Biological Tissue, Ed. Holzapfel and Ogden, Proceedings of IUTAM, Springer Verlag, 2006.

79.    Ha, Y-H., Kwon, Y., Beiner, T., Chan, E.P., Tzianetopolou, T., Cohen, R.E., Boyce, M.C., Thomas, E.L., “An Orientationally Ordered Hierarchical Exfoliatated Clay Block Copolymer Nanocomposites”, Macromolecules, 38, 5170-5179, 2005.

80.    Capaldi, F.M., Rutledge, G.C., Boyce, M.C., “ Structure and Dynamics of Blends of Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxanes and Polyethylene by Atomistic Simulation”, Macromolecules, 38, 6700-6709, 2005.

81.    Arslan, M., Boyce, M.C., “Constitutive Modeling of the Finite Deformation Behavior of Membranes Possessing a Triangulated Network Microstructure”, Journal of Applied Mechanics, 73, 536-543, 2006.

82.    Bruet,     B.F.J., Panas, R., Tai, K., Frick, L., Ortiz, C., Qi, H.J., Boyce, M.C., “Nanoscale Morphology and Indentation of Individual Nacre Tablets from the Gastropod Mollusk Trochus Niloticus”, Journal of Materials Research, 20, 2400­2419, 2005.

83.    Yi, J., Boyce, M.C., Balizer, E., Lee, G., “Large Deformation Rate-Dependent Stress-Strain Behavior of Polyurea and Polyurethane”, Polymer, 47, 319-329, 2006.

84.    Bamberg, E., Grippo, C.P., Wanakamol, P., Slocum, A.H., Boyce, M.C., Thomas, E.L., “A Tensile Test Device for In-Situ Atomic Force Microscope Mechanical Testing”, Precision Engineering, 30 (1), 71-84, 2006

85.    Danielsson, M., Parks, D.M., Boyce, M.C., “Micromechanics, Macromechanics and Constitutive Modeling of the Elasto-Viscoplastic Deformation of Rubber-Toughened Glassy Polymers”, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 55, 533-561, 2007.

86.    Dupaix, R.B., Boyce, M.C., “Constitutive Modeling of the Finite Strain Behavior of Amorphous Polymers in and above the Glass Transition”, Mechanics of Materials, 39, 1, 39-52, 2006.

87.    Mulliken,     A.D., Boyce, M.C., “Polycarbonate and a Polycarbonate-POSS Nanocomposite at High Rates of Deformation”, Trans. ASME, Jnl. Engineering Materials and Technology, 128, 543, 2006.

88.    Capaldi,     F.M., Boyce, M.C., Rutledge, G.C., “The Mechanical Properties of Crystalline Cyclopentyl Polyhedron Oligomeric Silsesquioxane”, Jnl. Chemical Physics, 124, 214709, 2006.

89.    Qi, H.J., Ortiz, C., Boyce, M.C., “Mechanics of Biomacromolecular Networks Containing Folded Domains”, Trans. ASME, Jnl. Engineering Materials and Technology, 128, 509-518, 2006.

90.    Sarva, S., Mulliken, A.D., Boyce, M.C.,     “Mechanics of Taylor Impact Tests on Polycarbonate”, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 44, 2381-2400, 2007.

91.    Kearney, C., Zhao, Z.,     Bruet, B.J.F., Radovitzky, R., Boyce, M.C., Ortiz, C, “Nanoscale Anisotropic Plastic Deformation in Single Crystal Aragonite”, Physical Review Letters, 96, 255505, 2006.

92.    Soong, S.Y., Mulliken, A.D., Cohen, R.E., Boyce, M.C., “Rate Dependent Deformation Behavior of POSS-Filled and Plasticized PVC”, Macromolecules, 39, 2900-2908, 2006.

93.    Sarva, S., Mulliken, A.D., Boyce, M.C., “The Mechanics of Large Strain Inhomogeneous Deformation of Polymeric Materials under Dynamic Loading Conditions”, Journal de Physique IV France, 134, 95-101, 2006.

94.    Mulliken, A.D., Soong, S.Y., Boyce, M.C., Cohen, R.E., “High-rate Thermomechanical Behavior of Poly(vinyl choloride) and Plasticized Poly(vinyl choloride)”, Journal de Physique IV France, 134, 217-223, 2006.

95.    Cantournet, S., Boyce, M.C., Tsou, A.H.,     “Micromechanics and Macromechanics of Carbon Nanotube Enhanced Elastomers”, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 55, 1321-1339, 2007.

96.    Garg, M., Pantano, A., Boyce, M.C., “An Equivalent Orthotropic Representation of the Non-linear Elastic Behavior of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes”, Trans. ASME Jnl. Engineering Materials and Technology, 129, 431-439, 2007.

97.    Garg, M., Mulliken, A.D., Boyce, M.C., “Temperature Rise in Polymeric Materials during High Rate Deformation”, Journal of. Applied Mechanics, 75(1), 011009,2008.

98.    Soong, S.Y., Cohen, R.E., Boyce, M.C., “Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane as Novel Plasticizer for Poly(vinyl chloride)”, Polymer, 48, 1410-1417, 2007.

99.    Sarva, S., Boyce, M.C., “Mechanics of Polycarbonate During High Rate Tension”, Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures, 2, 10, 1853,  2007.

100.   Bertoldi, K., Boyce, M.C., “Mechanics of the hysteretic large strain behavior of mussel byssus threads”, Journal of Materials Science, 42, 8943-8956, 2007.

101.   Sarva, S., Deschanel, S., Boyce, M.C., Chen, W., “Stress-Strain Behavior of a Polyurea and a Polyurethane from Low to High Strain Rates”, Polymer as a Communication, 48, 2208-2213, 2007.

102.     Arslan, M., Boyce, M.C., Qi, H.J., Ortiz, C., “Constitutive Modeling of the Stress-Stretch Behavior of Two-Dimensional Triangulated Macromolecular Networks containing Folded Domains”, Journal of Applied Mechanics, 75(1), 011020, 2008.

103.     Mullin, T., Deschanel, S., Bertoldi, K., Boyce, M.C., “Pattern Transformation Triggered by Deformation”, Physical Review Letters, 99, 084301, 2007.

104.     Ortiz, C., Boyce, M.C., “Bioinspired Structural Materials”, Science, 1053-1054, 2008.

105.     Palmer. J.S., Boyce, M.C., “Constitutive Modeling of the Stress-Strain Behavior of F-Actin Filament Networks”, Acta Biomaterialia, 4, 597-612, 2008.

106.     Bertoldi, K., Boyce, M.C., “Mechanically-Triggered Transformations of Phononic Band Gaps in Periodic Elastomeric Structures”,  Physical Review B, 77, 052102-1 – 052105-4, 2008.

107.     Bertoldi, K., Boyce, M.C., Deschanel, S., Prange, S.M., Mullin, T., “Mechanics of Deformation – Triggered Pattern Transformations in Periodic Structures”, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 8, 2642-2668, 2008.

108.     Soong, S.Y., Cohen, R.E., Boyce, M.C., “The Effects of Thermomechanical History and Strain Rate on Antiplasticization of PVC”, Polymer 49, 1440-1443, 2008.

109.     Bruet, B.J.F., Song, J.H., Boyce, M.C., Ortiz, C. “Materials Design Principles of Ancient Fish Armour”, Nature Materials, 7(9), 748-756, 2008.

110.     Tsui, N.T., Yang, Y, Mulliken, A.D., Swager, T., Boyce, M.C., Thomas, E.L., “Enhancement to the Rate-Dependent Mechanical Behavior of Polycarbonate by Incorporation of Triptycenes”, Polymer, 49(21), 4703-4712, 2008.

111.     Bertoldi, K., Boyce, M.C., “Wave Propagation and Instabilities in Monolithic and Periodically Structured Elastomeric Materials undergoing Large Deformations”, Physical Review B, 78(18), 184107, 2008.

112.     Sharma, R., Boyce, M.C., Socrate, S., “Micromechanics of Toughening in Ductile/Brittle Polymeric Microlaminates:  Effect of Volume Fraction”, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 7, 2173-2202, 2008.

113.     Deschanel, S., Greviskes, B.P., Bertoldi, K., Sarva, SS., Chen, W., Samuels, S.L., Cohen, R.E., Boyce, M.C., “Rate Dependent Finite Deformation Stress-Strain Behavior in Ethylene Methacrylic Acid Copolymer and an Ethylene Methacrylic Acid Butyl Acrylate Copolymer”, Polymer, 50, 227-235, 2009.

114.     Pai, C.L., Boyce, M.C., Rutledge, G.C., “On the Morphology of Porous and Wrinkled Fibres of Polystyrene Electrospun from Dimethylformamide”, Macromolecules, 42, 2102-2114, 2009.

115.     Wang, L.F., Wen, C-Y, Thomas, E.L., Boyce, M.C., “Plastic Dissipation Mechanisms in Periodic Microframe Structured Polymers”, Advanced Functional Materials, 19, 1343-1350, 2009.

116.     Singamaneni, S., Bertoldi, K., Chang, S., Jang, J.-H., Young, S.L., Thomas, E.L., Boyce, M.C., Tsukruk, V.V., “Bifurcated Mechanical Behavior of Deformed Periodic Porous Structures”, Advanced Functional Materials, 19, 1426-1436, 2009.

117.     Singamaneni, S., Bertoldi, K., Chang, S., Jang, J.-H., Thomas, E.L., Boyce M.C., Tsukruk, V.V., “Instabilities and Pattern Transformation in Periodic, Porous Elastoplastic Solid Coatings”, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 1, 42-47, 2009.

118.     Wang, L.F., Pai, C.L., Boyce, M.C., Rutledge, G.C., “Wrinkled Surface Topographies of Electrospun Polymer Fibers”, Applied Physics Letters, 15, 151916, 2009.

119.     Jang, J.H., Koh, C.Y., Bertoldi, K., Boyce, M.C., Thomas, E.L., “Combining Pattern Instability and Shape-Memory Hysteresis for Phononic Switching”, Nano Letters, 9, 2113-2119, 2009.

120.     Wang, L.F., Song, J.H., Ortiz, C., Boyce, M.C., “Anisotropic Design of a Multilayered Biological Exoskeleton”, Journal of Materials Research, 24, 3477-3497, 2009.

121.     Silberstein, M.N., Boyce, M.C., “Constitutive Modeling of the Rate, Temperature and Hydration Dependent Deformation Response of Nafion to Monotonic and Cyclic Loading”, Journal of Power Sources, 195 (17), 5692-5706, 2010.

122.     Greviskes, B.P., Bertoldi, K., Deschanel, S., Samuels, S., Spahr, D., Cohen, R.E., Boyce, M.C.,“Effects of Sodium and Zinc Neutralization on Large Deformation hysteresis of an Ethylene Methacrylic Acid Butyl Acrylate Copolymer”, Polymer, 51 (15), 3532-3539, 2010.

123.     Song, J.H., Reichert, S., Kallai, I., Boyce, M.C., Ortiz, C., “Quantitative Microstructural Studies of the Armor of the Marine Threespine Stickleback (Gasterosteus Aculeatus)”, Journal of Structural Biology, 171 (3), 318-331, 2010.

124.     Wang, L.F., Ortiz, C., Boyce, M.C., “Mechanics of Indentation into Micro and Nanoscale Forests of Tubes, Rods and Pillars”, Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, 133, 011014 (1-9), 2010.

125.     Lee, J.H., Wang, L.F., Kooi, S., Boyce, M.C., Thomas, E.L., “Enhanced Energy Dissipation in Periodic Epoxy Nanoframes”, Nano Letters, 10(7), 2592-2597, 2010.

126.     Wang, L.F., Boyce, M.C., “Bioinspired Structural Material Exhibiting Post-Yield Lateral Expansion and Volumetric Energy Dissipation During Tension”, Advanced Functional Materials, 20 3025-3030, 2010.

127.     Johnson, T.P.M., Boyce, M.C., Socrates, S., “A Viscoelastic Viscoplastic Model of Cortical Bone Valid at Low and High Strain Rates.”,  Acta Biomaterialia, 6 4073­4080, 2010.

128.     Dong, J.J. Castro, C.E., Boyce, M.C., Lang, M.J., Lindquist, S., “Optical Trapping with high forces reveals unexpected behaviors of prion fibrils”, Nature Structural and  Molecular Biology, 17, 1422-1430, 2010.**

129.     Silberstein, M.N.,  Pillai, P.V., Boyce, M.C., “Biaxial Elastic-Viscoplastic Behavior of Nafion Membranes”,  Polymer, 52 2, 529-539,  2011.

130.     Silberstein, M.N., Boyce, M.C., “Hygro-Thermal Mechanical Behavior of Nafion During Constrained Swelling” , Journal of Power Sources, 196 7, 3452-3460,  2011.

131.     Castro, C.E., Dong, J., Boyce, M.C., Lindquist, S., Lang, M.J., “Physical Properties of Polymorphic Yeast Prion Amyloid Fibers”, Biophysical Journal, 101 2, 439-448, 2011.

132.     Song, J.H., Ortiz, C., Boyce, M.C., “Threat-Protection Mechanics of an Armored Fish”, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 4 699-712, 2011.

133.     Matin, A., Khan, Z., Zaidi, S., Boyce, M.C., “Biofouling in Reverse Osmosis Membranes for Seawater Desalination”, Desalination, 281, 1-16, 2011.

134.     Pai, C.L., Boyce, M.C., Rutledge, G.C., “ Mechanical Properties of Individual Electrospun PA 6(3)T Fibers and Their Variation with Fiber Diameter”,  Polymer, 52 10, 2295-2301, 2011.

135.     Wang, L.F., Castro, C.E., Boyce, M.C., “Growth strain-induced Wrinkled Membrane Morphology of White Blood Cells”, Soft Matter, 7 24,11319-11324, 2011.

136.     Wang, L.F., Lau, J., Thomas, E.L, Boyce, M.C., “ Co-Continuous Composite Materials for Stiffness, Strength and Energy Dissipation”, Advanced Materials, 23 13, 1524-1529, 2011.

137.     Arslan, M., Boyce, M.C., “A Micromechanically-Based Anisotropic Constitutive Model For the Microtubule Wall”, in press Journal of Applied Mechanics, 2011.

138.     Silberstein, M.N. Pai, C.L, Rutledge, G.C., Boyce, M.C., “Elastic-Plastic Behavior of NonWoven Mats”, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 60, 295-318, 2012.

139.     Pai, C.L., Boyce, M.C., Rutledge, G.C., “On the Importance of Fiber Curvature to the Elastic Moduli of Electrospun Nonwoven Mats”, Polymer, 52 26, 6126-6133, 2011.

140.     Rinaldi, R.G., Boyce, M.C., Weigand, S.J., Londono, D.J., Guise, M., “Microstructure Evolution during Tensile Loading Histories of a Polyurea”, Journal of Polymer Science Part B-Polymer Physics, 49 24, 1660-1671, 2011.

141.     Connors, M.J., Ehrlich, H., Hog, M., Godeffroy, C., Aray, S., Kallai, I., Gazit, D., Boyce, M., Ortiz, C., “Three-dimensioanl structure of the shell plate assembly of the chiton Tonicella Marmorea and its biomechanical consequences”, Journal of Structural Biology, in press, 2012.

142.     Rinaldi, R., Hsieh, A.J., Boyce, M.C., “Tunable Microstructures and Mechanical Deformation in Transparent Poly (urethane ureas)s”,   Jnl. Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, 49, 123-135, 2011.

143.     Han, L, Wang, L.F., Chia, K.-K., Cohen, R.E., Rubner, M.F., Boyce, M.C., Ortiz, C., “ Geometerically Controlled Mechanically Responsive Polyelectrolyte Tube Arrays”, Advanced Materials, 23 40, 4667, 2011.

144.     Li, Y., Ortiz, C., Boyce, M.C.,”Stiffness and Strength of Natural Suture Joints”,  Physical Review E, 84 6, 062904, 2011.

145.     Yin, J., Retsch, M., Lee,J.-H., Thomas, E.L., Boyce, M.C., “ Mechanics of Nanoindentation on a Monolayer of Colloidal Hollow Nanoparticles”, Langmuir, 27 17, 10492-10500, 2011.

146.     Han, L., Wang, L.F., Song, J., Boyce, M.C., Ortiz, C., “Direct Quantification of the Mechanical Anisotropy and Fracture of an Individual Exoskeleton Layer via Uniaxial Compression of Micropillars”, Nano Letters, 11 9, 3868-3874, 2011.

147.     Li, Y., Ortiz, C., Boyce, M.C., “ A Bio-inspired Mechanical, Deterministic Fractal Model for Hierarchical Suture Joints”, Physical Review E, in press, 2012.

   

 

 

Patents: 

“Textured Seal for  Reduced Wear”

            Inventors:  Douglas Hart, Mary Boyce, Hugo Ayala, Oscar Yeh.

            (Invention Disclosure filed February 7, 1996)

            (Patent filed February 24, 1997)

Patent # 08/806, 266

 

“Thermoplastic Vulcanizates with Defined Morphology for Optimum Elastic Recovery”

            Advanced Elastomer Systems

            Inventors:  Sabet Abdou-Sabet, Kenneth Kear, Mary C. Boyce, Karla Shaw

US Patent No. 6,579,944, June 17, 2003

 

“Filler-Enhanced Polymeric Fibers with Improved Mechanical Properties and Method for Making”

            Inventors:  Mary C. Boyce, David M. Parks, Bin Chen

Provisional Patent # 60/603,066 (filed August 2004)

Patent Application submitted July, 2005; awarded September 16, 2008

US Patent Number 7,425,368)

 

“Hierarchical Material Assemblies and Articles for Use in Projectile Impact Protection”

            Inventors:  Sai Sarva, Adam D. Mulliken, Mary C. Boyce, Alex J. Hsieh

Provisional Patent Application # 60/628,301 (filed November 2004)

Patent Application submitted November, 2005; awarded January 6, 2009

US Patent Number 7,472,637

 

“Pattern Production and Recovery by Transformation”

Inventors:  M.C. Boyce, T. Mullin, S. Deschanel, K. Bertoldi

Invention Disclosure, filed January 2007

Provisional No. 60/889,345; 60/943,43; 60/947,349

Patent Application February 2008; MIT Case 12551

   

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