Current Research Interests and Projects:

  • Polymers and polymer composites
  • Multi-physics finite element analysis
  • Time-dependent material behavior
  • Smart materials and structures
  • Self-Folding Origami
  • Nanocomposites
  • Laminated composites
  • Aerospace applications of polymers

Research Interests:

  • Shape memory polymers
  • Polymer matrix composites
  • Polymer characterization
  • Computational modeling  

Keywords:  Multiphysics modeling, Polymer mechanics, Shape memory polymers, Lattice structures, Additive manufacturing

His research focuses on the time-dependent properties of polymers, polymer composites, and computational modeling of shape memory polymers.


  • Materials and Structures
Aerospace Engineering
PhD, North Carolina State University, Mechanical Engineering, 2017
MMSE, North Carolina State University, Materials Science and Engineering, 2016
MS, Baylor University, Mechanical Engineering, 2012
BS, University of Kansas, Aerospace Engineering, 2007
shape memory polymers (smp) self-folding origami airframe structures and materials finite element analysis elasticity computational mechanics polymeric materials