Principal Investigator

John Lambros
Professor of Aerospace Engineering
310 Talbot Laboratory
(217) 333-2242

Current Graduate Students

Renato Vieira
Ph.D. Student
Aerospace Engineering
323 Talbot Laboratory
Raeann VanSickle
M.S. Student
Aerospace Engineering
323 Talbot Laboratory
Devanjith Fonseka
M.S. Student
Aerospace Engineering
323 Talbot Laboratory

Current Undergraduate Students

Franco Cubas Pastor
Aerospace Undergraduate Student
Matthew Czop
Aerospace Undergraduate Student
Audrey Lee
Materials Science and Engineering

Former Graduate Students

Arthur Ding.
M.S., August 2017
Aerospace Engineering
323 Talbot Laboratory
Manue Martinez (Surge and H.S Stiwell Fellow), "Particulate composite material internal deformation measurements using x-ray microtomography and digital volume correlation," M.S. August 2017, now at Northrop Grumman Corporation
David Foehring, "Characterizing the tensile behavior of additively manufactured Ti-6AL-4V using multiscale digital image correltation," M.S. August 2017, now at Orbital ATK
Joseph Gonzalez "Crack path selection in microstructurally tailored inhomogeneous polymers." M.S. 2011,
(NSF Fellow) "Three dimensional characterization of failure evolution of tin and silicon in lithium ion battery electrodes," Ph.D. August 2015, 2015 Kenneth Lee Herrick Memorial Award recipient, now at Boeing
Berangere Doll, "Evaluation of viscous effects in crack tip fields in recycled asphalt pavement materials using digital image correlation." M.S. May 2015, now at Thales Alenia Space, Cannes, France
Owen Kingstedt, "Effects of Micro- and Nano-Structure on the Deformation Response of a Ag60Cu40 Lamellar and Rod-in-Matrix Eutectic Alloy," Ph.D. 2014, 2014 Faculty Outstanding Graduate Award recipient, now at Caltech, Postdoc
Robert Waymel, "Experimental study of elasto-plastic wave propagation in one-dimensional and two-dimensional disk arrays." M.S. 2014, Ph.D. 2017, now at Sandia National Labs
Wael Abuzaid (in MechSE, with Prof. Sehitoglu), "Quantitative understanding of the role of grain boundaries in polycrystalline deformation via multiscale digital image correlation." Wael Abuzaid, Ph.D 2012, now at Intel
Peter LaVigne (in MechSE)," Wave propagation in one dimensional confined granular media." M.S 2012
Bharath Swaminathan, "Thermo-mechanical response and plastic deformation behavior of Hastelloy X at elevated temperatures – role of dynamic strain aging." M.S.2012, now at Applied Materials
Mallory Casperson, "Investigation of thermal effects on fatigue crack closure using multiscale digital image correlation experiments." M.S. 2012, now at NASA
Mark Gates (in CS, with Prof. Heath), "High performance digital volume correlation." Ph.D 2011, now at University of Tennessee, Postdoc
Jay Carroll (in MechSE), "Relating fatigue crack growth to microstructure via multiscale digital image correlation." Ph.D 2011, now at Sandia National Labs, Research Scientist
Tommy On, "Experimental study of the development of plastic solitary waves in1D granular media." M.S. 2011, now at Naval Sea Systems Command
Owen Kingstedt, "A pulsed laser loading technique for controlled dynamic loading of nanostructured materials." M.S. 2011
Henry Padilla III (in MechSE), "Multiscale experimental study on the effect of texture and anisotropy on the thermomechanical response of zirconium." Ph.D 2008, now at Sandia National Lab, Research Scientist
Jamie Kimberley, "Failure of microelectromechanical systems under dynamic loading: An experimental and numerical investigation." Ph.D 2008, now at Johns Hopkins University, Postdoc
Joel Krehbiel (in TAM, with Prof. Sottos), "Digital image correlation for improved detection of basal cell carcinoma." M.S. 2008
Robert Cooney, "Experimental characterization of MEMS failure under dynamic loading." M.S. 2007, now at Boeing Co.
Jay Patel, "Digital image correlation for microscale and nanoscale deformation measurements." M.S. 2005, now at Northrop-Grumann
Jorge Abanto-Bueno, "Fracture of a model FGM manufactured from a photo-sensitive polyethylene." Ph.D. 2004, now at Bradley University, IL, Assistant Professor
Xiaopeng Bi (with Prof. Geubelle), "Dynamic fiber debonding and push-out in model composites." Ph.D. 2003, now at UC Riverside, Postdoc
Jamie Kimberley (in TAM), "Crack kinking from a dynamically loaded interface." M.S. 2002
Todd Bjerke, "Thermal dissipation of mechanical work during opening and shear dominated dynamic fracture of amorphous polymers." Ph.D. 2001, now at Army Research Lab
Santosh Prabhu, "Three-dimensional and K-dominance effects in isotropic and anisotropic cracked solids." Ph.D. 2000, now at Guidant Co.
Zhouhua Li, "Dynamic thermomechanical behavior of polymers and polymeric matrix composites." Ph.D. 2000, now at ABAQUS Solutions Inc.
Dan Heisig, "Heat generated during dynamic elongation." M.S. 2000, now at Automation Inc.
Mohan Kompella, "Micromechanical characterization of cellulose fibers." M.S. 2000, now at Microstrategy Inc.
Arvind Narayanaswamy, "Use of digital image correlation in the investigation of quasi-static fracture of FGMs." M.S. 1999, to MIT, Ph.D.
Rishikesh Bhalerao, "Numerical and Experimental Characterization of Cellulose." M.S. 1998, now at Hibbitt, Karlsson and Sorensen, Inc.Hongwei Li (with Prof. Santare), "Method for determining fracture parameters of functionally graded materials." M.S. 1998, now at Philips Electronics of North America

Postdoctoral Fellows

• Dr. Ryan Berke, AE (2013-2014)
• Dr. Erheng Wang, AE (2011-2014)
• Dr. Alpay Oral (co-supervised with Prof. H. Sehitoglu) (2011-2012)
• Dr. Jorge Abanto-Bueno (summer 2004)
• Dr. Dhirendra V. Kubair (summer 2003)
• Dr. Zhongmin Wang (co-supervised with Prof. R. Lobo) (1999-2001)
• Dr. Hermendra Arya (1997-1998)

Former Undergraduate Students

Allan Starr (summer 1997)Jeremy Freeman (summer and winter 1997)George Sapna III (summer and winter 1997)
Jennifer Buckley (winter 1998, REU, summer and winter 1999)Theresa Kidd (REU, summer 2001)Fady Hajjar (summer 2001)
Glenn Hawkins (summer 2002)Andrew Oestreich (summer 2003)Jay Patel (summer 2002, 2003),
Charles Prebil (summer 2003)Ann Peedikayl (REU, summer, fall 2003)Lisa Meuller (fall 2003),
Benny Poon (UROP, summer, fall 2003, spring 2004)David Boddy (summer 2003)Brian Kuehn (UROP, summer, fall 2004)
Jessica Senning (summer 2005)Dominic Menoni (spring 2006)Kevin Cerven (summer, fall 2006)
Mary Murphy (UROP, summer 2007)Julia Stalder (REU, summer 2008)Joseph Gonzalez (spring 09, 10, UROP, summer 09, Fall 09),
Emily Zavala (UROP, summer 2010)Robert Waymel (UROP, summer 2010)Rebecca Mudrock (spring 2011),
Manue Martinez (summer, fall 2014, spring 2015)Arthur Ding (summer 2015, fall 2015)