NSF Summer Institute on Nano Mechanics
and Materials

NSF Fellowship
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Multiscale Modeling and Simulation of Nano Mechanics and Materials


Dr. Judith A. Harrison is Professor of Chemistry at the United States Naval Academy and has been on the faculty since 1993. She received her Ph.D. from the University of New Hampshire, performing her graduate work in the area of gas-phase reaction dynamics. Before joining the faculty of the Naval Academy she was an Office of Naval Research postdoctoral associate at the Naval Research Laboratory. For the last 13 years, her research has focused on the theoretical examination of nanometer-scale processes, such as indentation, friction, wear, and tribochemistry of hydrocarbon systems. She has been involved with the development of several analytic potential energy functions that have been used to examine a wide variety of phenomena. For the last several years, she has been part of an NSF funded Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Team (NIRT) that is developing hierarchical and concurrent multiscale modeling techniques. She has published approximately 50 technical papers including 4 book chapters and has presented 80 technical presentations. She has won several awards including the Naval Academy’s Research Excellence Award and the Department of the Navy’s Meritorious Civilian Service Award. She is a member of Sigma Xi and the American Chemical Society.