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L. Catherine Brinson

Sharon C. and Harold L. Yoh, III Distinguished Professor
Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
3379 Fciemas Building, Box 90300, Durham, NC 27708
3379 Fciemas Building, Duke Campus, Durham, NC 27708

Overview


The Brinson lab’s research objective is to characterize and model advanced materials systems, bridging across scales, to develop new understanding of material mechanisms and transfer knowledge into FAIR datasets towards novel material design. The research activities include nanoscale experimental investigations, especially using AFM methodologies, computational predictions of material behavior using finite element analysis and micro mechanics approaches, and application of AI methods including surrogate modeling, optimization, and natural language processing. Target material systems include multiphase polymer systems, nancomposites, bioplastics, metamaterials and 3d printing materials.

Current Appointments & Affiliations


Sharon C. and Harold L. Yoh, III Distinguished Professor · 2018 - Present Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Pratt School of Engineering
Professor in the Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science · 2018 - Present Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Pratt School of Engineering
Donald M. Alstadt Chair of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science · 2019 - Present Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Pratt School of Engineering

Education, Training & Certifications


California Institute of Technology · 1990 Ph.D.
California Institute of Technology · 1986 M.S.
Virginia Polytech Institute and State University · 1985 B.S.