Tag Archive | graduate students

Welcome to new graduate students!

Advisor matching season is coming to a close and we have three new PhD candidates in the MMD lab. Welcome to Michael Buche, Steven Yang, and Joy Zhang who come from the fields of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering respectively.

Bond Strength Determination Manuscript

Naigeng’s work on determining bond strength within non-wovens is now published in Experimental Mechanics. In this meticulous combined experimental and computational effort Naigeng outlines and then validates a method for determining the bond strength distribution within non-wovens formed from fiber-fiber bonds. This method can be used as long as the non-woven can be imaged (e.g. […]

Mechanochemistry in Materials book now available

Mechanochemistry in Materials is now available for purchase. This book includes a chapter on mechanochemical transduction in bulk polymers by PI Silberstein and former graduate student Meenakshi Manivannan and also a chapter on mechanophore design for chemical function by collaborator Charles Diesendruck.

Simulated Compression of Single Chain Polymer Nanoparticles (SCPN)

Graduate student Suwon Bae has published his work on the thermo-mechanical properties of single chain polymer nanoparticles in Soft Matter. This work is in collaboration with Or Galant of the Diesendruck group at the Technion who spent the summer as a visiting student in our lab. This first ever study on the mechanical properties of […]

Welcome to new(ish) group members

Welcome to postdoctoral associate Yuval Vidavsky, PhD candidate Duhan Zhang, and MS candidate Zelin Linghu. Yuval joins us from Stratasys and has a PhD in Chemistry from Ben Gurion University.  Duhan has an MS in Biomedical Engineering from Cornell and has already passed her Mechanical Engineering doctoral qualifying exam. Zelin comes to us from Tsinghua University […]

Suwon Bae Passes A-Exam

Congratulations to Suwon Bae for passing his A-exam! That’s one big step closer to graduating. He presented his molecular dynamics study on the thermomechanical behavior single chain polymer nanoparticles (SCPN) as well as his preliminary tensile data on bulk polymers formed from SCPN. Credit to Naigeng for the cheesy post-victory photo.  

Simge Defends Masters Thesis

Congratulations to Simge Uzun for successfully defending her MS thesis in Fiber Science! Her thesis entitled “IN–SITU SYNCHROTRON X–RAY AND MICRO–COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY OF NONWOVEN ARAMIDS: DEFORMATION MECHANISMS” covered just one of the many projects she successfully completed in her two years at Cornell.