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Chad M. Landis, PhD

Chevron Centennial Fellowship in Engineering No. 1

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

Office Phone: 1-512-471-4273
Office Location: WRW 110B (map)


Dr. Landis received his bachelor's degrees in mechanical engineering and business from the University of Pennsylvania in 1994. He then went on to earn his MS (1997) and PhD (1999) degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara. After spending a little over a year at Harvard University as a post-doc, he went to Rice University where he was a member of the Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science faculty from 2000-2006. He now resides in Austin, Texas as a professor in Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics.

His research focuses on continuum modeling and numerical simulation of the mechanical, electrical, magnetic and thermal behavior of materials. His specific interests are on acitve/smart materials such as ferroelectrics and ferromagnetic shape memory alloys. He also has a broad range of interests in the mechanics of materials, including fracture mechanics, plasticity, micromechanics, composites, and finite element methods.