Ray S. Fertig III received BS (2001) and
MS (2003) degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wyoming and MS (2005) and PhD (2010)
degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from Cornell University. Fertig joined the Mechanical Engineering
Department in 2011. He is also a faculty participant in the interdisciplinary Materials Science and Engineering Program.
University of Wyoming
Mechanical Engineering, Dept. 3295
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Fanchou Meng (PhD), Email: email@example.com
Fanchao is from Shandong Province, China and has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Shandong University and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wyoming. He joined the group in Fall 2012. He is currently developing a methodology for constructing random porous microstructures for finite element modeling. His specific focus is on integrating surfaces and frictional behavior with traditional porous modeling approaches in order to better model time-temperature-dependent material behavior of damaged microstructures.
Siavash Sarrafan (PhD), Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Siavash is from Mashhad, Iran. He joined the group in Spring 2013 and has his BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. His research is focused on dislocation dynamics in thin films, specifically on developing a computationally efficient 2.5D methodology for studying methods to tailor dislocation microstructures. This will lead to better understanding and control of dislocations thin films, which promises significantly enhanced mechanical and electrical properties.
Eric Jensen (MS), Email: email@example.com
Eric is from Douglas, WY and has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wyoming. His current research focus is on the creep and fatigue behavior of fiber reinforced polymers. He is extending a physics-based fatigue model to also predict creep behavior of composite laminates. In conjunction with this effort he is developing an optical strain measurement system to monitor strain distributions during testing, particularly for long term creep tests. This will allow for future improvements to the creep/fatigue model and permit robust model validation. He is currently considered the experimentalist of the group, but is actually pursuing a balanced approach of experiments and modeling.
Kedar Malusare (MS), Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kedar is from Mumbai, India. He has a B.E in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mumbai and joined the Fertig Group in Fall 2012. He is investigating the relationship between strain energy and volume average constituent stresses. His research focuses on developing computer simulations to study the variation of interaction energy (which arises due to stress inhomogeneity in the composite) for a variety of different fiber configurations, load states, and constituent properties. Better understanding of interaction energy will be used to augment the existing failure theories that use volume average quantities to better predict failure.