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Instructor Information

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Kenneth Kamrin (Spring)

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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Carlos Portela (Spring)

Brit (1961) and Alex (1949) d'Arbeloff Career Development Professor in Engineering Design

Interest Areas

  1. Architected Materials
  2. Nanomechanics (static and dynamic)
  3. Metamaterials

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Pierce Hayward (Spring)

Technical Instructor

Interest Areas

  1. Making load cells, deflectometers and setups for measuring material properties
  2. Calibrating testing machines and DAQ devices
  3. Using LabView for data acquisition & presentation

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Yang Shao-Horn (Spring)

JR East Professor of Engineering

Interest Areas

  1. Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion
  2. Catalysis/Electrocatalysis/Photoelectrocatalysis
  3. Nanoscience

A Nanoscale Competition

Students compete to design a compression-resistant nanoscale material — and win possibly the world’s smallest trophy.