Kathryn Matlack

Assistant Professor
(217) 300-3122
255 Computing Applications Bldg

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Education

  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, January 2017 - present.
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, June 2016 - January 2017.
  • ETH Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zürich, August 2014 - December 2016.

Other Professional Employment

  • Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship, AFRL, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, May-June 2018

Research Interests

  • Damage-tolerant metamaterials
  • Architected and phononic materials
  • Wave propagation in complex media
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Experimental mechanics
  • Nonlinear ultrasound

Research Areas

  • Applied Physics
  • Dynamics & Controls
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Security and Defense
  • Solid Mechanics and Materials
  • Transportation

Selected Articles in Journals

Research Honors

  • Army Research Office Young Investigator Award (July 2020)
  • Air Force Young Investigator Research Program Award (Oct 2019)
  • Haythornthwaite Research Initiation Grant, ASME Applied Mechanics Division (November 2018)
  • ETH Zurich Postdoctoral Fellowship (2014-2016)
  • Sigma Xi Best Ph.D. Thesis Award, Georgia Institute of Technology (2015)
  • Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Award, DOE Office of Nuclear Energy (2013)
  • P.E.O. Scholars Award (2013)
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2010-2013)

Courses Taught

  • TAM 212 - Introductory Dynamics
  • TAM 412 - Intermediate Dynamics
  • TAM 451 - Intermediate Solid Mechanics
  • TAM 598 - Phononics and Metamaterials