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L. Catherine Brinson

Brinson

Sharon C. and Harold L. Yoh, III Distinguished Professor

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Sharon C. and Harold L. Yoh, III Distinguished Professor
  • Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 3379 Fciemas Building, Duke Campus, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: (919) 660-5310
  • Email Address: cate.brinson@duke.edu
  • Websites:

Education

  • Ph.D. California Institute of Technology, 1990
  • M.S. California Institute of Technology, 1986
  • B.S. Virginia Polytech Institute and State University, 1985

Research Interests

Study of advanced material systems and developing new methods to characterize and to model material behavior. Her lab’s research objective is to characterize and model advanced materials systems, at scales spanning the range of molecular interactions, micromechanical and macroscopic behavior.

Courses Taught

  • BME 526: Elasticity (GE, BB)
  • CEE 521: Elasticity (GE, BB)
  • ME 591: Research Independent Study in Mechanical Engineering or Material Science
  • ME 592: Research Independent Study in Mechanical Engineering or Material Science

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Paul, PP; Paranjape, HM; Amin-Ahmadi, B; Pagan, DC; Chumlyakov, YI; Brinson, LC, Heterogeneity and inelasticity of deformation in a notched martensitic NiTi shape memory alloy specimen, Acta Materialia, vol 194 (2020), pp. 49-59 [10.1016/j.actamat.2020.05.019] [abs].
  • Sheridan, RJ; Collinson, DW; Brinson, LC, Vanishing Cantilever Calibration Error with Magic Ratio Atomic Force Microscopy, Advanced Theory and Simulations, vol 3 no. 8 (2020) [10.1002/adts.202000090] [abs].
  • Brinson, LC; Deagen, M; Chen, W; McCusker, J; McGuinness, DL; Schadler, LS; Palmeri, M; Ghumman, U; Lin, A; Hu, B, Polymer Nanocomposite Data: Curation, Frameworks, Access, and Potential for Discovery and Design, Acs Macro Letters (2020), pp. 1086-1094 [10.1021/acsmacrolett.0c00264] [abs].
  • Collinson, DW; Eaton, MD; Shull, KR; Brinson, LC, Deconvolution of Stress Interaction Effects from Atomic Force Spectroscopy Data across Polymer-Particle Interfaces, Macromolecules, vol 52 no. 22 (2019), pp. 8940-8955 [10.1021/acs.macromol.9b01378] [abs].
  • Li, X; Zhang, M; Wang, Y; Prasad, A; Chen, W; Schadler, L; Brinson, LC, Rethinking interphase representations for modeling viscoelastic properties for polymer nanocomposites, Materialia, vol 6 (2019) [10.1016/j.mtla.2019.100277] [abs].