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Multiscale Modeling and Simulation of Nano Mechanics and Materials

Dr. Linda S. Schadler joined Rensselaer in 1996. She graduated from Cornell University in 1985 with a B.S. in materials science and engineering and received a PhD in materials science and engineering in 1990 from the University of Pennsylvania. After two years of post-doctoral work at IBM Yorktown Heights, Schadler served as a faculty member at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA before coming to Rensselaer. Dr. Schadler is a current member of the National Materials Advisory Board. She serves on numerous professional committees including the Advisory Board to the TMS Board of Directors. She is the education and outreach coordinator for the National Science Foundation’s Center “Directed Assembly of Nanostructures” headquartered at Rensselaer and is active in the recruitment and retention of underrepresented groups in engineering. Active in materials research for more than 12 years, Schadler is an experimentalist and her research has focused on the micromechanical behavior of two-phase systems, primarily polymer composites. Recently her interests have broadened and she has several projects on the mechanical and electrical behavior of nanofilled polymer composites. Schadler has co-authored more than 60 publications. Dr. Schadler received a National Science Foundation National Young Investigator award in 1994 and the ASM International Bradley Staughton Award for Teaching in 1997. She received a Dow Outstanding New Faculty member award from the American Society of Engineering Education in 1998.