I teach courses related to the mechanical behavior of materials.

On the undergraduate level I teach the courses:

  • Mechanics of Materials (Purdue University course number ME 323), a junior level course.
  • Introduction to the Finite Element Method (Purdue University course number ME 489), a senior level course with lectures and a lab section.


In the fall 2017 I also taught a Honors Seminar class for freshmen and sophomores

  • Paper or Plastic? (Purdue University course number HONR 199), where we investigate questions on material use and society, sustainability, decision making, and on global impact of material use.


On the graduate level I teach two courses which are offered both on campus as well as online via Purdue University Professional Engineering Education:

  • In the course Micromechanics of Materials (ME 559) students study concepts for the analysis of heterogeneous materials including but not limited to composites, honeycombs and foams, as well as damage.


  • In the course Computational Fracture Mechanics (ME 650) students study advanced methods for the simulation of crack propagation processes under a range of loading conditions for brittle and ductile materials.