Harley T Johnson
Education
 Ph.D. Engineering Brown University 1999
 Sc.M. Applied Math Brown University 1998
 Sc.M. Engineering Brown University 1996
 B.E.S.M. Eng. Sci. and Mech. Georgia Institute of Technology 1994
Biography
Harley T. Johnson is the Associate Dean for Research in the Grainger College of Engineering, and a Professor and Kritzer Faculty Scholar in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering. He also holds a courtesy appointment as Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, and affiliate appointments in the Materials Research Lab (MRL) and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). Professor Johnson is the Director and Principal Investigator of the "DIGIMAT" NSF NRT PhD Research Traineeship in Materials and Data Science, based in NCSA and MRL.
Academic Positions
 Associate Dean for Research, Grainger College of Engineering, 2019date
 Professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, UIUC, 2011date
 Faculty Affiliate, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, 2018date
 Faculty Fellow, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, 20172019
 Associate Head for Graduate Programs, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, UIUC, 20112014
 Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, UIUC, 20062011
 Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, UIUC, 20012006
 Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Boston University, 19992001
Research Statement
Professor Johnson studies the mechanics of electronic and photonic materials, the mechanics of nanostructures, and optical properties of materials. His group works on applications in many areas, including solar energy, microelectronics, sensing and detection, and materials processing. Their work relies on atomistic and continuum modeling methods to simulate multiphysics phenomena, with the goal of helping to design and interpret experiments. Professor Johnson and his research group study such topics as: mechanics of quantum dots, including the effects of stress on their formation and properties; the development of stress in MEMS devices and microelectronic materials due to ionbombardment processing; dislocations in electronic materials; the electrical properties of deformed carbon nanotubes; nanoscale surface instabilities; and nanophotonic design of surfaces, coatings, and microstructures.
Research Interests
 TwoDimensional Materials
 PlasmaSurface Interactions
 Optical Properties of Materials
 Mechanics of Soft Materials
 Mechanics of Photonic and Photovoltaic Materials
Research Areas
 Applied Physics
 Computation and Applied Math
 Energy
 Manufacturing
 Security and Defense
 Solid Mechanics and Materials
Selected Articles in Journals
 Rakib, T., E. Ertekin, P. Pochet, and H. T. Johnson, "An efficient computational framework for charge density estimation in twisted bilayer graphene," Computational Materials Science, 199, 110746, 2021.
 Annevelink, E., Z.J. Wang, G. Dong, H. T. Johnson, and P. Pochet, "A moiré theory for grain boundary structure in graphene," Acta Materialia, 217, 117156, 2021.
 Zhu, S., E. Annevelink, P. Pochet, and H. T. Johnson, "Selection rules of twistronic angles in 2D material flakes via dislocation theory," Physical Review B, 103, 115427, 2021.
 Annevelink, E., H. T. Johnson, and E. Ertekin, "Pathways to controlled 3D deformation of graphene: manipulating the motion of topological defects," Current Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science, 25, 100893, 2021.
 Bagchi, S., H. T. Johnson, and Huck Beng Chew, “Straincontrolled dynamic rotation of twisted 2D atomic layers for tunable nanomechanical systems,” ACS Applied Nano Materials, 3, 1087810884, 2020.
 Annevelink, E., H. T. Johnson, and E. Ertekin, “A topologicallyderived dislocation theory for twist and stretch moiré superlattices in bilayer graphene,” Physical Review B, 184107, 2020.
 Mackay, K. K., H. T. Johnson, and J. B. Freund, “Fieldemission plasma enhancement of H2O2 microcombustion,” Plasma Sources Science and Technology, 29, 045014, 2020.
 Bagchi, S. H. T. Johnson, and Huck Beng Chew, “Rotational stability of twisted bilayer graphene,” Physical Review B, 101, 054109, 2020.
 Stout, J. M., J. B. Freund, and H. T. Johnson, "Focused ion beaminduced droplet formation and motion," Journal of Applied Physics, 126, 085107, 2019.
 Zhu, S, P. Pochet, and H. T. Johnson, "Controlling rotation of 2D material flakes," ACS Nano, 13, 69256931, 2019.
 Mackay, K. K., H. T. Johnson, and J. B. Freund, "Steady flame streets in a nonpremixed microburner," Combustion and Flame, 206, 349362, 2019.
 McGuigan, B. C., H. T. Johnson, and P. Pochet, "Coupling point defects and potential energy surface exploration," Computational Materials Science, 166, 18, 2019.
 Ghale, P., and H. T. Johnson, “Dynamical levelcrossing model for the timedependent electron emission from dielectric surfaces in symmetric dielectric barrier discharges,” Physical Review B, 99, 155405, 2019.
 Annevelink, E., E. Ertekin, and H. T. Johnson, “Grain boundary structure and migration in graphene via the displacement shift complete lattice,” Acta Materialia, 166, 167174, 2019.
 Zhu, S., and H. T. Johnson, “Moirétemplated morphology design in transitionmetal dichalcogenides and its application in twisted bilayer MoS2,” Nanoscale, 10, 2068920701, 2018.
 Mackay, K. K., J. B. Freund, and H. T. Johnson, “Enhancement of hydrogen microcombustion via fieldemission dielectric barrier discharge,” Plasma Sources Science and Technology, 27, 085007, 2018.
 Zhang, Y., M. Heiranian, B. Janicek, Z. Budrikis, S. Zapperi, P. Huang, H. T. Johnson, N. R. Aluru, J. W. Lyding, and N. Mason, “Strain modulation of graphene by nanoscale substrate curvatures: a molecular view,” Nano Letters, 18, 20982104, 2018.
 Ghale, P. and H. T. Johnson, "A sparse matrixvector multiplication based algorithm for accurate density matrix computations on systems of millions of atoms," Computer Physics Communications, 227, 1726, 2018.
 Pochet, P., B. McGuigan, J. Coraux, and H. T. Johnson, “Toward moiré engineering in 2D materials via dislocation theory,” Applied Materials Today, 9C, 240250, 2017.
 Mackay, K. K., H. T. Johnson, and J. B. Freund, “Poisoning of hydrogen recombination on silica due to water adsorption,” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 12, 16366–16372, 2017.
 Choi, W., E. Seabron, P. K. Mohseni, J. D. Kim, T. Gokus, A. Cernescu, P. Pochet, H. T. Johnson, W. L. Wilson, and Xiuling Li, “Direct electrical probing of periodic modulation of zincdopant distributions in planar gallium arsenide nanowires,” ACS Nano, 11, 15301539, 2017.
 Mackay, K. K., J. B. Freund, and H. T. Johnson, “Hydrogen recombination rates on silica from atomicscale calculations,” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 120, 2413724147, 2016.
 Lin, T.W., L. P. Rowe, A. J. Kaczkowski, G. P. Horn, and H. T. Johnson, “Polarized light emission from grain boundaries in photovoltaic silicon,” Extreme Mechanics Letters, 9, 397404, 2016.
 McGuigan, B., P. Pochet, and H. T. Johnson, “Critical thickness for interface misfit dislocation formation in twodimensional materials,” Physical Review B, 214103, 2016.
 Lin, T.W., L. P. Rowe, A. J. Kaczkowski, G. P. Horn, and H. T. Johnson, "Polarizationresolved imaging for both photoelastic and photoluminescence characterization of photovoltaic silicon wafers," Experimental Mechanics, 56, 13391350, 2016.
 Das, K., J. B. Freund, and H. T. Johnson, “Erosivethermal transition in highflux focused ion beam nanomachining of surfaces,” Extreme Mechanics Letters, 7, 121125, 2016.
 Chen, H., A. M. Bhuiya, Q. Ding, H. T. Johnson, and K. C. Toussaint, Jr., “Towards doityourself planar optical components using plasmonassisted etching,” Nature Communications, 7, 10468, 2016.
 Bronsgeest, M. S., N. Bendiab, S. Mathur, A. Kimouche, H. T. Johnson, J. Coraux, and P. Pochet, “Strain relaxation in CVD graphene: wrinkling with shear lag,” Nano Letters, 15, 50985105, 2015.
 Das, K., H. T. Johnson, and J. B. Freund, "Atomicscale thermocapillary flow in focused ionbeam (FIB) milling," Physics of Fluids, 27, 018505, 2015.
 Das, K., J. B. Freund, and H. T. Johnson, "Mechanisms of material removal and mass transport in focused ion beam nanopore formation," Journal of Applied Physics, 117, 085304, 2015.
 Lin, T.W., G. P. Horn, and H. T. Johnson, "Quantitative infrared photoelasticity of silicon photovoltaic wafers using a discrete dislocation model," Journal of Applied Mechanics, 82, 011001, 2015.
 Das, K., J. B. Freund, and H. T. Johnson, “A FIB induced boiling mechanism for rapid nanopore formation,” Nanotechnology, 25, 035303, 2014.
 Krishnan, D. and H. T. Johnson, “Lightinduced deformation in a liquid crystal elastomer photonic crystal,” Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 62, 4856, 2014.
 Lin, T.W., O. Elkhatib, J. Makinen, M. Palokangas, H. T. Johnson, and G. P. Horn, “Residual stresses at cavity corners in silicononinsulator bonded wafer pairs,” Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 23, 095004, 2013.
 Semichaevsky, A. V. and H. T. Johnson, "Carrier transport in a quantum dot solar cell using semiclassical and quantum mechanical models," Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 108, 189199, 2013.
 Hossain, M. Z. and H. T. Johnson, "Alloying and nanostructuring effects on electron dependent thermoelectric properties in Si/Si1xGex," Applied Physics Letters, 100, 253901, 2012.
 Hossain, M. Z., J. B. Freund, and H. T. Johnson, "Ion Impact Energy Distribution and Sputtering of Si and Ge," Journal of Applied Physics, 111, 103513, 2012.
 Inzinga, R. A., T.W. Lin, M. Yadav, H. T. Johnson, and G. P. Horn, "Characterization and Control of Residual Stress and Curvature in Anodically Bonded Devices and Substrates with Etched Features," Experimental Mechanics, 52, 637648, 2012.
 Bhandakkar, T. K. and H. T. Johnson, "Diffusion Induced Stresses in Buckling Battery Electrodes," Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 60, 11031121, 2012.
 Kim, S., Y. Su, A. Mihi, S. Lee, Z. Liu, T. K. Bhandakkar, J. Wu, J. B. Geddes III, H. T. Johnson, Y. Zhang, J.Ki Park, P. V. Braun, and J. A. Rogers, "Imbricate Scales as a Design Construct for Microsystems Technologies," Small, 8, 901906, 2012.
 Hossain, M. Z., K. Das, J. B. Freund, and H. T. Johnson, “Ion Impact Crater Asymmetry Determines Surface Ripple Orientation” Applied Physics Letters, 99, 151913, 2011.
 Huang, S., A. V. Semichaevsky, L. Webster, H. T. Johnson, and R. S. Goldman, “Influence of Wetting Layers and Quantum Dot Size Distribution on Intermediate Band Formation in InAs/GaAs Superlattices,” Journal of Applied Physics, 110, 073105, 2011.
 Semichaevsky, A. V., R. S. Goldman, and H. T. Johnson, “Linking Computational and Experimental Studies of IIIV Quantum Dots for Optoelectronics and Photovoltaics,” JOM: Journal of the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society, 63, 2026, 2011.
 Semichaevsky, A. V., H. T. Johnson, J. Yoon, R. Nuzzo, and J. A. Rogers, "Theory for Optimal Design of Waveguiding Light Concentrators in Photovoltaic Microcell Arrays," Applied Optics, 50, 27992808, 2011.
 Yoon, J., A. V. Semichaevsky, L. Li, R. Nuzzo, H. T. Johnson, and J. A. Rogers, "Flexible Concentrator Photovoltaics Based on Microscale Silicon Solar Cells Embedded in Luminescent Waveguides," Nature Communications, 2, 343, 2011.
 Dasika, V. D., A. V. Semichaevsky, J. P. Petropoulos, J. C. Dibbern, A. M. Dangelewicz, M. Holub, P. K. Bhattacharya, J. M. O. Zide, H. T. Johnson, and R. S. Goldman, "Influence of Mn Dopants on InAs/GaAs Quantum Dot Electronic States," Applied Physics Letters, 98, 141907, 2011.
 Semichaevsky, A. V., H. T. Johnson, K.H. Low, D. Paul, A. Chandra, and A. Bastawros, "Focused Electric Fieldinduced Ion Transport: Experiments and Modeling," Electrochemical and Solid State Letters, 13, D100D103, 2010.
 Hossain, M. Z. and H. T. Johnson, "Effects of Composition, Strain, and Atomic Disorder on Optical Phonon Frequencies in Si1xGex," Journal of Applied Physics, 107, 073515, 2010.
 Hossain, M. Z., N. V. Medhekar, V. B. Shenoy, and H. T. Johnson, “Enhanced Quantum Confinement due to Nonuniform Composition in Alloy Quantum Dots,” Nanotechnology, 21, 095401, 2010.
 Arpin, K. A., A. Mihi, H. T. Johnson, A. J. Baca, J. A. Rogers, J. A. Lewis, and P. V. Braun, “Multidimensional Architectures for Functional Optical Devices,” Advanced Materials, 22, 10841101, 2010.
 Zhang, X., M. Gharbi, P. Sharma, and H. T. Johnson, "Quantum Field Induced Strains in Nanostructures and Propects for Optical Actuation," International Journal of Solids and Structures, 46, 38103824, 2009.
 Krishnan, D. and H. T. Johnson, "Optical Properties of Two Dimensional Polymer Photonic Crystals after Deformation Induced Pattern Transformations," Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 57, 15001513, 2009.
 Kibey, S., L. L. Wang, J. B. Liu, D. D. Johnson, H. T. Johnson, and H. Sehitoglu, “Prediction of Twinning Stresses in FCC Alloys and the Effect of Solutes: Application to CuAl Alloys,” Physical Review B, 79, 214202, 2009.
 Hossain, M. Z., J. B. Freund, and H. T. Johnson, “Improved Calculation of Silicon Sputter Yield via First Principles Derived Interatomic Potential,” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, B, 267, 10611066, 2009.
 Kalyanasundaram, N., J. B. Freund, and H. T. Johnson, “Multiscale Crater Function Model for IonInduced Pattern Formation in Silicon,” Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 21, 224018, 2009.
 Shir, D., H. Liao, S. Jeon, D. Xiao, H. T. Johnson, G. R. Bogart, K. H. A. Bogart, and J. A. Rogers, “ThreeDimensional Nanostructures Formed by Single Step, TwoPhoton Exposures Through Elastomeric Penrose Quasicrystal Phase Masks,” Nano Letters, 8, 22362244, 2008.
 Ghazisaeidi, M., J. B. Freund, and H. T. Johnson, “Statistical Characterization of Surface Defects Created by Ar Ion Bombardment of Crystalline Silicon,”Journal of Applied Physics, 104, 054304, 2008.
 Kalyanasundaram, N., M. Ghazisaeidi, J. B. Freund, and H. T. Johnson, "Single Impact Crater Functions for Ion Bombardment of Silicon," Applied Physics Letters, 92, 131909, 2008.
 Xiao, D. and H. T. Johnson, “Approximate Cloaking Effect in an Axisymmetric Silicon Photonic Crystal Structure,” Optics Letters, 33, 860862, 2008.
 Zubaer Hossain, M., J. B. Freund, and H. T. Johnson, “Differential Sputter Yields in Si1xGex,” Journal of Applied Physics, 103, 073508, 2008.
 Frei, W. R., K. D. Choquette, and H. T. Johnson, “Optimization of a Single Defect Photonic Crystal Laser Cavity,” Journal of Applied Physics, 103, 033102, 2008.
 You, J. H., J.Q. Lu, and H. T. Johnson, “Atomistically Informed Electrostatic Model of an Edge Dislocation in a Complex Crystalline Material,” Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids, 13, 267291, 2008.
 Frei, W. R., H. T. Johnson, and D. A. Tortorelli, “Optimization of Photonic Nanostructures,” Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 197, 34103416, 2008.
 Kalyanasundaram, N., M. C. Wood, J. B. Freund, and H. T. Johnson, “Stress Evolution to Steady State in Ionbombardment of Silicon,” Mechanics Research Communications, 35, 5056, 2008.
 Jiang, H., M. F. Yu, J.Q. Lu, Y. Huang, H. T. Johnson, X.G. Zhang, and P. Ferreira, “Carbon Nanotube Electronic Displacement Encoder with Subnanometer Resolution,” Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, 4:3, 574577, 2007.
 Zhang, X., P. Sharma, and H. T. Johnson, “Quantum Confinement Induced Strain in Quantum Dots,” Physical Review B, 75:15, 155319, 2007. [Subsequently selected to appear in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, 15:17, 2007.]
 You, J. H. and H. T. Johnson, “Effect of Threading Edge Dislocations on the Photoluminescence Spectrum in ntype Wurtzite GaN,” Physical Review B, 76:11, 155319, 2007.
 You, J. H. and H. T. Johnson, “Effect of Screw Dislocation Density on Optical Properties in ntype Wurtzite GaN,” Journal of Applied Physics, 101, 023516, 2007.
 Frei, W. R., D. A. Tortorelli, and H. T. Johnson, “A Geometry Projection Method for Optimizing Photonic Nanostructures,” Optics Letters, 32, 7779, 2007.
 Lee, Y. J., C. E. Heitzman, W. R. Frei, H. T. Johnson, and P. V. Braun, “Tranformation of Hydrogelbased Inverse Opal Photonic Sensors from FCC to L1(1) During Swelling,” Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 110:39, 1930019306, 2006.
 You, J. H., J.Q. Lu, and H. T. Johnson, “Electron Scattering Due to Threading Edge Dislocations in Ntype,” Journal of Applied Physics, 99:3, 033706, 2006.
 Lu, J.Q., H. T. Johnson, V. D. Dasika, and R. S. Goldman, “Momentsbased Tightbinding Calculations of Local Electronic Structure in InAs/GaAs Quantum Dots for Comparison to Experimental Measurements,” Applied Physics Letters, 88, 053109, 2006. [Subsequently selected to appear in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, 13:6, 2006.]
 Kalyanasundaram, N., M. C. Moore, J. B. Freund, and H. T. Johnson, “Stress Evolution Due to Mediumenergy Ion Bombardment of Silicon,” Acta Materialia, 54, 483491, 2006.
 Kalyanasundaram, N., J. B. Freund, and H. T. Johnson, “Atomistic Determination of Continuum Mechanical Properties of Ionbombarded Silicon,” ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, 127, 457461, 2005.
 Lu, J.Q., J. Wu, W. Duan, B.L. Gu, and H. T. Johnson, “Structural Trends Interpretation of the Metaltosemiconductor Transition in Deformed Carbon Nanotubes,” Journal of Applied Physics, 97, 114314, 2005.
 Schuyler, A. D., G. S. Chirikjian, J.Q. Lu, and H. T. Johnson, “Random Walk Statistics in Momentsbased O(N) Tightbinding and Applications in Carbon Nanotubes,” Physical Review E, 71, 146701, 2005.
 Frei, W. R., D. A. Tortorelli, and H. T. Johnson, “Topology Optimization of a Photonic Crystal Waveguide Termination to Maximize Directional Emission,” Applied Physics Letters, 86, 111114, 2005.
 Moore, M. C., N. Kalyanasundaram, J. B. Freund, and H. T. Johnson, “Structural and Sputtering Effects of Medium Energy Ion Bombardment of Silicon,” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B, 225, 241255, 2004.
 Frei, W. R. and H. T. Johnson, “Finite Element Analysis of Disorder Effects in Photonic Crystals,” Physical Review B, 70, 165116, 2004. (Subsequently selected to appear in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, 10:20, 2004.)
 Johnson, H. T., B. Liu, and Y. Huang, “Electron Transport in Deformed Carbon Nanotubes,” ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, 126, 222229, 2004.
 Bose, R. and H. T. Johnson, “Coulomb Interaction Energy in Optical and Quantum Computing Applications of Selfassembled Quantum Dots,” Microelectronic Engineering, 75:1, 4353, 2004.
 Suh, A. Y., N. Yu, K. M. Lee, A. A. Polycarpou, and H. T. Johnson, “Crystallite Coalescence during Film Growth Based on Improved Contact Mechanics Adhesion Models,” Journal of Applied Physics, 96:3, 13481359, 2004.
 Liu, B., H. Jiang, H. T. Johnson, and Y. Huang, “The Influence of Mechanical Deformation on the Electrical Properties of Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes,” Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 52, 126, 2004.
 Johnson, H. T., R. Bose, B. B. Goldberg, and H. D. Robinson, “Simulation Evidence for Lateral Excitation Coupling in a Selfassembled Quantum Dot Array,” Applied Physics Letters, 82:20, 33823384, 2003. (Subsequently selected to appear in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, 7:21, 2003.)
 Johnson, H. T., R. Bose, B. B. Goldberg, and H. D. Robinson, “Effects of Externally Applied Stress on the Properties of Quantum Dot Nanostructures,” International Journal for Multiscale Computational Engineering, 1:1, 3341, 2003.
 Zhang, S., H. T. Johnson, G. J. Wagner, W. K. Liu, and K. J. Hsia, “Stress Generation Mechanisms in Carbon Thin Films Grown by Ionbeam Deposition,” Acta Materialia, 51, 52115222, 2003.
 Johnson, H. T. and R. Bose, “Nanoindentation Effect on the Optical Properties of Selfassembled Quantum Dots,” Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 51, 20852104, 2003.
 Johnson, H. T., V. Nguyen, and A. F. Bower, “Simulated SelfAssembly and Optoelectronics Properties of InAs/GaAs Quantum Dot Arrays,” Journal of Applied Physics, 92:8, 46534663, 2002. (Subsequently selected to appear in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology 6:16, 2002.)
 Bifano, T. G., H. T. Johnson, P. Bierden, and R. Mali, “Elimination of StressInduced Curvature in Thin Film Structures,” Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 11:5, 592597, 2002.
 Johnson, H. T. and L. B. Freund, “The Influence of Strain on Confined Electronic States in Semiconductor Quantum Structures,” International Journal of Solids and Structures, 38, 10451062, 2001.
 Freund, L. B. and H. T. Johnson, “Influence of Strain on Functional Characteristics of Nanoelectronic Devices,” Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 49, 19251935, 2001.
 Akyüz, C. D., H. T. Johnson, A. Zaslavsky, L. B. Freund, and D. A. Syphers, “Inhomogeneous Strain Relaxation in TripleBarrier ρSi/SiGe Nanostructures,” Physical Review B, 60:24, 16 59716 602, 1999.
 Johnson, H. T., L. B. Freund, C. D. Akyüz, and A. Zaslavsky, “Finite Element Analysis of Strain Effects on Electronic and Transport Properties in Quantum Dots and Wires,” Journal of Applied Physics, 84:7, 37143725, 1998.
 Johnson, H. T. and L. B. Freund, “Mechanics of Coherent and Dislocated Island Morphologies in Strained Epitaxial Material Systems,” Journal of Applied Physics, 81:9, 60816090, 1997.
Professional Societies
 Society of Engineering Science (SES), member since 2000, Board of Directors 20142018, fellow (2020)
 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), member since 1999, fellow (2012)
 American Physical Society (APS), member since 1997
 Materials Research Society (MRS), member since 1996
Teaching Honors
 Named to List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students: 14 times since 2004
Research Honors
 SES Fellow, 2020
 Invited Professor, Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France, 20142015
 Fulbright U.S. Scholar in France, 20142015
 ASME Fellow, 2012
 Xerox Award for Faculty Research, UIUC College of Engineering, 2011
 Kritzer Faculty Scholar, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, UIUC, 2010present
 ASME Thomas J. R. Hughes Young Investigator Award, 2010
 Cannon Faculty Scholar, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, UIUC, 20032010
 NSF Faculty Early Development (CAREER) Award, 2001
Other Honors
 Presidential Medallion, University of Illinois System, 2021
 University of Illinois Campus Award for Outstanding Faculty Leadership, 2020
 Illinois Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Advising, 2019
 Larine Y. Cowan Award for Leadership in Diversity, 2018
 President's Executive Leadership Program, University of Illinois System, 20172018
 Graduate Student Council President, Brown University, 1998
 University Graduate Fellow, Brown University, 1994  1995, 1999
 President’s Scholar, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1990  1994
Recent Courses Taught
 TAM 251  Introductory Solid Mechanics
 TAM 445  Continuum Mechanics
 TAM 451  Intermediate Solid Mechanics
 TAM 559  Atomistic Solid Mechanics
 TAM 598 HTJ  Atomistic Solid Mechanics
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