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School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Faculty

Michael R. Kessler

Michael R. Kessler


  • Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002

Research Interests

  • Processing and characterization of polymer composites
  • Bio-based polymers
  • Multifunctional- and nano-composites
  • Materials with self-healing functionality
  • Thermal analysis of polymers

Recognition and Honors

  • Fellow, North American Thermal Analysis Society
  • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation
  • Young Investigator Program Award, Army Research Office
  • Young Investigator Program Award, Air Force Office of Scientific Research
  • Elsevier Young Composites Researcher Award from the American Society for Composites