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  • Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics, (Received: December, 1991), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA.
    • Dissertation title: Effects of Layer Waviness on Compression-Loaded Thermoplastic Composite Laminates.
    • Advisor: Dr. Michael Hyer.
  • M.S. in Engineering Mechanics, (Received: June, 1983), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA.
    • Thesis title: Characteristics of Thermally Induced Damage in Graphite-Epoxy Laminates.
    • Advisor: Dr. Carl Herakovich.
  • B.S. with Honors in Mechanical Engineering, (Received: May, 1981), University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY.
Research Interests

  • Mechanics of composite materials
  • Damage mechanics
  • Micromechanics