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News from 2014

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>> 11/13/2014: Our paper on cellulose was just published in Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering  [PDF] 
>> 10/16/2014: Our work on the mechanical analysis of the radular teeth of Chitons has been selected for the cover page of Advanced Functional Materials of October [Link]

>> 09/04/2014: Congratulations to David Restrepo who has been chosen as a recipient of the 2014 William and Mary Goetz Graduate Scholarship in Civil Engineering. David Restrepo
>> 09/02/2014: Purdue University will hold the annual meeting of the Society of Engineering Science in October after hosting the society's first meeting 51 years ago. See press release [Link]. Web site

SES 2014
>> 06/12/2014: Our article "On the mechanics of sinusoidal interfaces between dissimilar elastic-plastic solids subject to dominant mode I" has been accepted in Engineering Fracture Mechanics. [Link]
>> 05/28/2014: Prof. Zavattieri has been selected as one of the 83 nation's outstanding young engineers to attend the National Academy of Engineering’s 2014 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium in Sept. 11, 2014.Engineers ages 30 to 45 who are performing exceptional engineering research and technical work in a variety of disciplines will come together for the 2 1/2 day event. The participants -- from industry, academia, and government -- were nominated by fellow engineers or organizations and chosen from almost 300 applicants. [Link]

>> 04/22/2014: Our work on Bio-Inspired Impact Resistant Composites in collaboration with David Kisailus' group (UC-Riverside) has attracted some media attention [Link 1], [Link 2], [Link 3]

>> 04/18/2014: Our lab is part of a multi-university and multi- disciplinary team that has received a $7.5M Department of Defense Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) award to study  over 20 organisms, including mammals, reptiles, birds, fish, mollusks, crustaceans, fosils, insects and plants  to develop strong, tough materials based on their design structures. [Link] biomaterials
>> 03/28/2014: Our paper on "Bio-Inspired Impact Resistant Composites" in collaboration with Prof. D. Kisailus's team has been accepted in Acta Biomaterialia [Link to the paper].
Helicoidal Failure
>> 03/18/2014: Congratulations to Fernando Dri who has been chosen as the  recipient of the Fall 2013 CE Best Dissertation Award.

Fernando Dri
>> 01/21/2014: Congratulations to Fernando Cordisco who sucesfully defended his PhD Thesis on January 21, 2014.

Fernando Cordisco

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Professor and University Faculty Scholar
Lyles School of Civil Engineering
College of Engineering
Purdue University
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