Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mechanical Engineering. 1992.
M.S. Pennsylvania State University. Engineering Mechanics. 1988.
B.S. Pennsylvania State University. Engineering Science. 1985.
Mechanical behavior of materials including polymers, elastomers and soft tissue; tissue engineering of tendon and muscle constructs; constitutive modeling of growth, remodeling and functional adaptation in soft tissue; deformation mechanisms in polymers; crystal transformation mechanisms in semi-crystalline polymers; split Hopkinson pressure bar testing of polymers and elastomers for high strain rate applications including crashworthiness in automotive applications.