Kathryn Matlack

Kathryn Matlack

Kathryn Matlack

Assistant Professor
(217) 300-3122
3046 Sidney Lu Mech Engr Bldg

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Education

  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014. PhD Advisors: Laurence Jacobs, Jianmin Qu
  • 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.
  • ETH Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zürich, August 2014 - December 2016. Advisor: Chiara Daraio

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
  • Wave propagation in complex media
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Mechanical metamaterials
  • Ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation
  • Phononic materials

Research Areas

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

Selected Articles in Journals

Research Honors

  • NSF CAREER Award (2021)
  • 2021 Journal of Applied Mechanics Award (2021)
  • 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)

Recent Courses Taught

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