Education

  • 1989, BS Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University
  • 1991, MS Engineering Mechanics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • 1994, PhD Engineering Mechanics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Areas of Interest

  • Composite materials and structures
  • Sustainable energy technology

Teaching Experience

1994 - 2001 Department of Aerospace Engineering, Mississippi State University

2001 - 2002 Department of Mechanical Engineering, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

2002 - present Department of Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University - Idaho

Related Experience

• Tungsten wire reinforced copper composites; funded by Wright Laboratories, Munitions Division, Warhead Integration Branch, USAF

• High temperature response of composite structures; funded by the Office of Naval Research

• An investigation of scaling effects in composite ±45° laminates in tension and compression; funded by NASA Langley, and Mississippi State University

• Secondary bonding of glass/vinyl ester composites; funded by Office of Naval Research

• Modeling the crush behavior of composite/foam sandwich structures; funded by NASA Langley

Hobbies/Interests

Woodworking
Frisbee golf
Radio control slope soaring