NSF Summer Institute on Nano Mechanics
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Micro and Nano Devices with Applications to Biology and Nanoelectronics

Dr. Horacio D. Espinosa is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University . He received his degree in Civil Engineering from The National Northeastern University, Argentina, in 1981, his M.Sc. in Structural Engineering from Politecnico di Milano , Italy , in 1987, and his Ph.D. in Applied Mechanics from Brown University , in 1992. After receiving his Ph.D. he joined the Purdue University faculty and later moved to Northwestern University in 2000. He has made contributions in the areas of dynamic failure of advanced materials, micro and nanomechanics. He has published over 100 technical papers in these fields. Professor Espinosa has received numerous awards and honors recognizing his research and teaching efforts, including two Young Investigator Awards, NSF-Career and ONR-YIP, the Hetenyi Award from the SEM, and the American Academy of Mechanics (AAM) Junior Award. He is also a Fellow of AAM, ASME and past Editor of Mechanics, a publication of AAM. He currently serves as Associate Editor of the Journal Experimental Mechanics and the Journal of Applied Mechanics. Espinosa teaches two courses in the area of micro and nanotechnology.

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