People

Director


AshleySpear
Ashley Spear

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Ph.D., Cornell University, Civil Engineering
B.S. with Honors, University of Wyoming, Architectural Engineering

Curriculum vitae

 

 

Ph.D. Students


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Brian Phung

B.S., University of Utah, Mechanical Engineering
Simulation of 3D Crack Growth in Heterogeneous Materials (AFOSR YIP)

 

 


Wesley Tayon

M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Mechanical Engineering
B.S., Old Dominion University, Mechanical Engineering
Deformation and Delamination Mechanisms in Highly Textured Al-Li Alloys (NASA Advanced Degree Program)

 

 


Dongfang Zhao

M.S., University of Denver, Mechanical Engineering
B.E., Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Polymer Materials Science & Engineering
3D Polycrystal Simulations of Open-Cell Aluminum Foams (NSF DMREF)

 

  M.S. Students


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Karen DeMille

B.S., Utah State University, Mechanical Engineering
RVEs for Heterogeneous Materials Containing Short Cracks (AFOSR YIP)

 

 

 

Undergraduate Students


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Jayden Plumb

Mechanical Engineering (BS/MS Program)
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program
3D Grain Scale Characterization of Open-Cell Aluminum Foams (NSF DMREF)

 

 

 

Kyle Pierson

Computer Science (BS/MS Program)
Predicting 3D Crack Growth by Machine Learning (AFOSR YIP)
Co-Advised by: Dr. Tom Fletcher, Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute

 

 

 

Iman Amin Javaheri

Mechanical Engineering
Establishment of RVE for Open-Cell Foams Using Numerical Simulation (NSF DMREF)

 

 

Katie Bezdjian

Mechanical Engineering
K-12 Outreach Program (NSF DMREF)

 

Previous UROP Students


Nathan Wilkinson, Computer Science
Kory Cross, Mechanical Engineering

 

Collaborators, Visitors, and Other Contributors


Dr. Jonathan Lind – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Dr. Joe Tucker – Exponent Failure Analysis Associates

Prof. Robert SuterProfessor of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Brittany Coats – Developmental Head Injury Biomechanics Lab

Dr. Jacob Hochhalter – NASA Langley Research Center

Prof. Rebecca Brannon  The University of Utah Computational Solid Mechanics Research Group

Arun Parmar – M.S. student, University of Utah, Computer Science

 


The Multiscale Mechanics & Materials Laboratory is always looking for creative, motivated, and hard-working graduate and undergraduate students who are interested in conducting cutting-edge research involving computational modeling, visualization, and materials characterization. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Spear.