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Appointments and Affiliations
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      Curriculum Vitae
      Research Interests:

      Modeling quasi-static and dynamic fracture of structural components, the evolution of interfaces with nonlinear constitutive laws, and developing models for stimulus-responsive hydrogels


      Computational Mechanics
      Nonlinear Dynamics

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          Honors and Awards
          • R. H. Gallagher Young Investigator Award, U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics, 2005.
          • Young Researcher Fellowship Award, First MIT Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics, 2001
          • Robert J. Melosh Award for the Best Student Paper in Finite Element Analysis, Duke University, 1999
          • Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellow, 1997-1999
          • Walter P. Murphy Graduate Fellowship, Northwestern University, 1995-1996
          • Presidential Scholar, University of New Hampshire, 1991-1995
          • ASME Regional Student Conference Highest Technical Content Award, 1995
          Professional and Service Activities
          • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
          • Professional Member, American Academy of Mechanics
          • Professional Member, Society for Engineering Science
          • Member, United States Association for Computational Mechanics
          • Member, Tau Beta Pi, The National Engineering Honor Society
          • Minisymposium Organizer (with T. Laursen) and Session Chairman, Sixth U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Dearborn, MI, August 1-3,2001. Minisymposium Title: Computational Mechanics of Sharp Fronts and Interfaces
          • Minisymposium Organizer (with S. De and S. Idelsohn) and Session Chairman, First MIT Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics, Boston, MA, June 12-15,2001. Minisymposium Title: Meshless Techniques
          • Reviewer for the following archival journals: Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering Computers and Structures Engineering Fracture Mechanics Finite Elements in Analysis and Design International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering International Journal of Numerical Methods in Fluids International Journal of Solids and Structures