Phone: (801) 581-4753
Fax: (801) 585-9826

Office: 2151 MEK (1495 E. 100 S.)
Lab: 2121 MEK
Multiscale Mechanics & Materials Lab

Raeymaekers & Spear Receive $3.0M Dept. of Defense Award for Metal Additive Manufacturing Project | Coats & Spear Receive $591K from U.S. Dept. of Justice for Infant Skull Fracture Research | Spear, Czabaj, & Fletcher Receive $952K Grant From the NSF to Study Open-Cell Metallic Foams | Spear Awarded Research Instrumentation Fund from U VPR | Profs. Czabaj & Spear Selected for 2016 Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship Program | AFOSR Young Investigator AwardMeet Dr. Spear


  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Cornell University, 2014
  • B.S., Architectural Engineering, University of Wyoming, 2007
Research Interests

  • Characterizing and simulating three-dimensional cracking in metallic structures
  • 3-D finite element analysis
  • Concurrent multiscale modeling
  • Microscale characterization of metallic materials
  • High-energy X-ray diffraction microscopy (HEDM)