Shelby Hutchens

Assistant Professor
(217) 300-0412
3032A Sidney Lu Mech Engr Bldg

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Education

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2011
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2006
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 2004

Academic Positions

  • Faculty Affiliate, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Materials Science and Engineering, 2018 - present
  • Assistant Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Mechanical Science and Engineering, 2014 - present

Resident Instruction

  • TAM 598 - Rubbery Polymer Micromechanics
  • TAM 456 - Experimental Stress Analysis
  • ME 300 - Thermodynamics

Research Interests

  • physico-chemo-mechanics
  • cutting
  • fracture
  • soft materials
  • small scale mechanical characterization
  • cellular solids
  • osmosis
  • active materials

Research Areas

  • Chemistry
  • Health and Bio
  • Manufacturing
  • Solid Mechanics and Materials

Chapters in Books

  • Hutchens, S. B., S. Pathak,(ed.), and B. Bhushan, “Vertically aligned carbon nanotubes, Collective mechanical behavior,” Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology, (2012).

Selected Articles in Journals

Research Honors

  • NSF CAREER Award (2017)
  • Quadrant Award (January 2013)
  • Demetriades-Tsafka-Kokkalis Prize (May 2011)

Recent Courses Taught

  • ME 200 (ME 300) - Thermodynamics
  • TAM 456 - Experimental Stress Analysis
  • TAM 598 SHH - Rubbery Polymer Micromech