Prof. Catherine Brinson
Speaker: Prof. Catherine Brinson
Northwestern University (USA)
Professor Brinson's research interests lie in the study of advanced material systems and developing new methods to characterize and to model material behavior. The materials of interest all exhibit interesting hierarchical structural features, necessitating a consideration of length scales spanning the range of molecular interactions, micromechanical and macroscopic behavior. Hierarchical structure also leads to challenges in experimental analysis and constitutive descriptions and a reassessment of traditional concepts of deformation. Specific interests include nanoconfinement in polymers, characterization of nanoparticle reinforced polymers, phase transformation response of shape memory alloys, nano and microscale response of biomaterials and materials genome informatics research.