Ryan B. Sills

Principal Investigator
Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Graduate Faculty, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2016

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2010

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, 2009

Nipal Deka

Postdoctoral Associate

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, 2019

M.Tech., Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, 2012

B.E., Mechanical Engineering, Gauhati University, 2010

Research Emphasis: Dislocation patterning, defect-defect interactions

Tanvir Aman

Ph.D. Student, Materials Science and Engineering

B.S., Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 2017

Research Emphasis: Mechanics and design of heterogeneous composite laminates

Qianqian Zhao

Ph.D. Student, Materials Science and Engineering

B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, 2017

Research Emphasis: Influence of crystalline defects on void nucleation

Landon Cordova

Master’s student, Materials Science and Engineering

B.S., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Rutgers University, 2020

Research Emphasis: High-rate plasticity in graphene

Yurui Zhang

Master’s student, Materials Science and Engineering

B.Eng., Materials Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, 2018

Research Emphasis: Mechanics of graphene nanocomposites

Caleb Frey

Undergraduate Student, Materials Science and Engineering

Research Emphasis: Intergranular fracture of grain-boundary-engineered ceramics