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Research Interests

Professor Espinosa’s research focuses in two areas: (1) understanding the mechanical behavior of natural and synthetic nanomaterials across scales, from nano to macro, and (2) developing micro/nano devices for materials research and personalized medicine.

Education/Academic qualification

Solid Mechanics, PhD, Brown University

… → 1992

Applied Mathematics, MSc, Brown University

… → 1990

Solid Mechanics, MSc, Brown University

… → 1989

Structural Engineering, MSc, Politecnico di Milano

… → 1987

Civil Engineeringsix-year professional degree, Northeastern National University, Argentina

… → 1981

Research interests

  • Dynamic failure of advanced materials
  • Mechanics of biomaterials
  • Micro-electro-mechanical systems
  • Nano-electro-mechanical systems
  • Thin films and MEMS materials


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