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Affiliated Department or Office
BS Physics Carnegie Mellon University 1989
JD University of Maryland 1992
MS Applied Mathematics Carnegie Mellon University 1994
PhD Mathematics Carnegie Mellon University 1996

The evolution of defects in materials present very interesting mathematical challenges.  My research focuses on improving mathematical models for material defects and advancing mathematical methods for studying them. Of particular interest are the growing lower-dimensional surfaces found in fracture mechanics.  There are many open questions here, and my projects involve postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduates, as well as other mathematicians and collaborators from other fields.



Professional Highlights & Honors
Leverhulme Visiting Professor, 2009
The Leverhulme Trust (UK)
Principal Investigator, 2005-present,
National Science Foundation
Visiting Scholar/Professor/Associate,
University of Paris XIII, University of Paris IX, Caltech, Oxford, Brown
Lecturer, Park City Mathematics Institute - "variational methods for materials science" , 2014
Institute for Advanced Study