Shelby Hutchens

Shelby Hutchens
Shelby Hutchens

Shelby Hutchens

Assistant Professor
Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Science and Engineering
130 Mechanical Engineering Bldg
1206 W. Green
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 300-0412

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Academic and Scientific Experience

Education

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2011
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2006
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 2004

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Mechanical Science and Engineering, 2014 - present
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Polymer Science and Engineering, 2012-2014

Courses Taught

  • ME 300 - Thermodynamics
  • TAM 456 - Experimental Stress Analysis

Resident Instruction

  • TAM 456 - Experimental Stress Analysis
  • ME 300 - Thermodynamics

Improvement Activities

  • NSF CAREER Workshop, Northeastern University. (Apr. 27-28, 2015)

Research Interests

  • cutting
  • fracture
  • soft materials
  • small scale mechanical characterization
  • cellular solids
  • osmosis
  • active materials

Chapters in Books

  • Hutchens, S. B., S. Pathak,(ed.), and B. Bhushan, “Vertically aligned carbon nanotubes, Collective mechanical behavior,” Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology, (2012).

Selected Articles in Journals

Research Honors

  • NSF CAREER Award (2017)
  • Quadrant Award (January 2013)
  • Demetriades-Tsafka-Kokkalis Prize (May 2011)