Faculty:
Dimitris C. Lagoudas
Jim Boyd
Darren Hartl
Ibrahim Karaman


Staff:
Theocharis Baxevanis
Rodney Inmon


Graduate:
Babatunde O. Agboola
Christopher Bertagne
Stephen Cornell
Austin Cox
Sameer Jape
Brian Lester
Edwin Peraza Hernandez
John Rohmer
Robert Saunders
Robert Wheeler
Majid Tabesh


Undergraduate: 
Ken Cundiff
Brookelynn Russey
Farid Saemi
William Whitten


Former Students
and Staff:
Grant Atkinson Olivier Bertacchini Wendell S. Bielefeld Erin Bishop Zhonghe Bo Alicia Broederdorf Chris Calhoun George Chatzigeorgiou Yves Chemisky Terry L. Clancy Keegan Colbert Kaushik Das Brett J. deBlonk Zhonghai Ding Pavlin B. Entchev Luke J. Garner Praveen Kumar Gnanasekaran Olivier Godard Krishnendu Haldar Claire Hazelbaker Stephen D. Howard Declan Hughes P.K. Imbrie Juan C. Jimenez-Victory William Jinkins Hyoung Yoll Jun Mughees Khan Bjoern Kiefer Ross Kotlar Mayur Govind Kulkarni Parikshith Kumar David Lerohl Zingzheng Ma Luciano Machado Raghavendran Mani J.J. Mayes Matthew D. McNeese Tony Menn David Miller Abhay Mohan Jesse Mooney Ren Sang Nah Bryan Nelson James Nolan Stephen Oehler Bong Taek Oh Rajagopal S. Pachalla Antonino Parrinello Luke Penrod Jamie Pfaeffle Francis Phillips Peddiraju Pravin Muhammad A. Siddiq Qidwai Mohammad Atiqur Rahman Randy W. Ransom Jr. Matthew E. Rosenthal Justin Schick Heather S. Scurry Kristi Shryock David Smith Justin Strelec Robertus Triharjanto Eric Vandygriff Brent Volk Kai Wang Jeff Warren Glenn Viktor Webb Larry N. Wilson Robert Worsham Gongming Xu Shouze Xu
 
Brent Volk
NDSEG Fellow


Place of Origin:
Arlington, Texas

Full CV
Master's Thesis
Research Areas:
Constitutive Modeling (Development & Implementation) in a Finite Element Framework
Characterization and Modeling of Shape Memory Materials
Finite Element Analysis of Biomedical & Aerospace Applications

Education:
BS, Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University
MS, Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University

Publications in Journals:
Estimation of Aneurysm Wall Stresses Created by Treatment with a Shape Memory 
Polymer Foam Device (2012)
Characterizing and Modeling the Free Recovery and Constrained Recovery of 
a Polyurethane Shape Memory Polymer (2011)
Analysis of the Finite Deformation Response of Shape Memory Polymers, Part I:
Thermomechanical Characterization (2010)
Analysis of the Finite Deformation Response of Shape Memory Polymers, Part II:
1-D Calibration and Numerical Implementation of a Finite Deformation, Thermoplastic Model (2010)

Recent Papers in Conference Proceedings:
Characterizing and Modeling the Free Recovery and Constrained Recovery 
Behavior of a Polyurethane Shape Memory Polymer (2010)
ThermomechanicalThermomechanical Characterization and Modeling of Shape Memory Polymers (2008)
Thermomechanical Characterization of the Nonlinear, Rate-Dependent 
Response of Shape Memory Polymers (2008)
Characterization and Modeling of the Nonlinear Rate Dependent 
Response of Shape Memory Polymers (2007)

Recent Presentations:

9th World Biomaterials Congress:
Three-Dimensional Modeling of Shape Memory Polymer Biomedical Devices 

ASME 2011 Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures, and Intelligent Systems:
Three-Dimensional Numerical Implementation of a Thermoelastic, Finite Deformation 
Constitutive Model for Shape Memory Polymers 

SPIE Smart Structures/NDE Conference:
Constrained Displacement Recovery of a Polyurethane Shape Memory Polymer 

ASME Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures, and Intelligent Systems:
Characterizing and Modeling a Polyurethane Shape Memory Polymer 

SPIE Smart Structures/NDE Conference:
Finite Deformation Modeling of Shape Memory Polymers 

Recent Honors & Awards:

First Place Poster Presentation (out of 31 posters),
International Institute for Materials for Energy Conversion: 3rd Annual Meeting,
Texas A&M University (January 2012)

Selected to attend the 61st Annual Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau,
Germany (one of 80 students representing the United States) (June 2011)

ASME & AIAA Adaptive Structures & Material Systems Newsletter Student Spotlight (Spring 2011)

Second Place Research Presentation (Materials Science & Engineering) 
Student Research Week, Texas A&M University (2011)

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate  
(NDSEG) Fellowship (200 awarded/2,600 applicants) (2010 – 2013)

Contact Information:
Room 224C Wisenbaker Engineering Research Center
brentvolk@tamu.edu