Research Highlights

October 1, 2017

My latest paper was just published in the first volume of Physical Review Materials. In a collaboration between the Army Research Laboratory and the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute, we explored the propagation and reflection of shocks across phase boundaries in sem...

July 24, 2017

I was excited to be invited to give a colloquium this summer at the Naval Postgraduate school in Monterey California. They asked me to share my research on modeling the nonlinear mechanics and creep of oriented polymer fibers. NPS researchers excel at applying fundamen...

April 1, 2016

Our AIREBO-M potential for reactive simulation of hydrocarbons is now available by in the LAMMPS software package maintained by Sandia National Laboratory. AIREBO-M is useful for modeling hydrocarbons under extreme pressures. For more details about AIREBO-M, check out...

March 16, 2016

The American Physical Society (APS) Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics (FIAP) selected my recent paper published in ACS Macro Letters for the 2016 Ken Hass Outstanding Student Paper Award. The paper sets an upper bound on the obtainable strengths of semi-crystalli...

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Anistropic Shock In Polymer Fibers