Center for Composite Materials - University of Delaware

Research Professionals

William Adkinson 302-831-8897Sr. Materials & Process Engineer
Molla Ali 302-831-6928Research Technician I
MS, Khulna University, Bangladesh, Mathematics,

Specialties: Penetration mechanics, composite damage modeling.
Sanjib Chowdhury 302-831-6931Associate Scientist
PhD, Tohoku University, Japan
Mechanical Engineering

Specialties: Molecular dynamics, composite mechanics.
Joseph Deitzel 302-831-0274Senior Scientist
PhD, University of Akron

Specialties: Polymer physics, nanomaterials, high performance organic fibers, thin films and interphase
Jason Etherington 302-831-7409Composite Design Manager
CCM-Applications & Technology Transfer Laboratory

Specialties: Composite Materials development, processing, characterization, and prototyping
Bazle Z. Haque 302-831-6805Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Sr. Scientist
PhD, University of Delaware

Specialties: Penetration Mechanics, Impact Dynamics and Damage Modeling, Dynamic Behavior of Materials, Experimental and Computational Mechanics, Composite Armor Mechanics, Composite Processing and Characterization
Munetaka Kubota 302-831-0272 Research Associate II
BME, University of Delaware

Specialties: Continuous and short fiber composite fabrication and characterization; Development and analysis of out of autoclave processing of advanced composites.
Narinder Singh Khattra 302-831-8078Postdoctoral Researcher
PhD, University of Delaware

Specialties: Mechanics of complex structures, computational solid mechanics, finite element analysis, mechanical property characterization, mechanism design and analysis
Tong Li 302-831-8127Postdoctoral Researcher
PhD, Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia)

Specialties: Computational Mechanics, Biomaterials, Engineering Fracture and Fatigue
Michael Lourdemaria 302-831-7407Composite Design Associate II
CCM-Applications &Technology Transfer Laboratory

Specialties: Analysis of composite structures, CAD, finite element
Robert Morgan 302-831-0271Research Associate I
BME, University of Delaware

Specialties: Machine design of electromechanical systems, CAD, manufacturing processes and improvements
Lakshmanan Palanimuthu 302-831-7294Postdoctoral Researcher
PhD, Indian Institute of Science

Specialties: Fabrication and Mechanical Characterization of Polymer Composite Materials , Automotive Crashworthiness, Solid Mechanics, Linear and Non-Linear Finite Element Methods, Prediction of experimental behavior through numerical simulations
William G. Patterson 302-831-7411Materials & Process Engineer
CCM-Applications & Technology Transfer Laboratory
PhD, University of Delaware

Specialties: Design, fabrication, and testing of polymer-matrix and ceramic-matrix composites; nondestructive testing; project management
David Roseman 302-831-2765Research Associate II
BS, Telecommunications,
Pennsylvania State University

Specialties: Composite work for antenna systems and structures; designed procedures for lay-up and processess for products
Steve Sauerbrunn 302-831-6692Thermal Analysis Engineer
PhD, University of Delaware
Specialties: Thermal Analysis and Analytical Chemistry
Shashank Sharma 302-831-4095Research Associate
BS, Winona State University
Composite Materials Engineering

Specialties: Composite manufacturing, analysis of materials, and characterization
Nickolas Shevchenko 302-831-6105Manager, Composite Technology
PhD, University of Delaware

Specialties: Induction based processing of composites that contain conductive fibers and magnetic susceptors, application of composite
materials to armored vehicle design
Pavel Simacek 302-831-6454Research Associate III
PhD, University of Delaware

Specialties: Continuum mechanics, numerical methods, manufacturing process simulation
Jessica Sun 302-831-0273Research Associate II
John Tierney 302-831-0548Scientist
PhD, University of Delaware

Specialties: Composites manufacturing (automated tow-placement, induction heating and autoclave processing), process modeling, (FEA and thermal analysis), consolidation, micromechanics, residual stress and warpage, crystallization kinetics, and strength development in polymer composites
Tulong Zhu 302-831-7408Sr. Composites Engineer
PhD, Georgia Tech

Specialties: Composite mechanics, computational mechanics, design and analysis of composites structures

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