Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Marcial Gonzalez’ research interests include development of predictive, mechano-chemical models and multiscale numerical methods that provide new insight into the behavior of materials and structures and enable design and optimization of manufacturing process and product performance. Application areas of interest include microstructure formation and evolution in confined granular systems (e.g., during powder compaction), and its performance under operation, design, optimization and performance of granular crystals (i.e., highly nonlinear acoustic metamaterials).
Gonzalez received his mechanical engineering diploma from the University of Buenos Aires in 2002, his M.S. in aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology in ’06, and his Ph.D. in aeronautics (minor in materials science) at the California Institute of Technology in ’11.