Timothy J. Rupert

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Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
The Henry Samueli School of Engineering

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011, Materials Science and Engineering
M.S., Johns Hopkins University, 2007, Mechanical Engineering (Solid Mechanics)
B.S., Johns Hopkins University, 2007, Mechanical Engineering

Phone: (949) 824-4937
Fax: (949) 824-8585
Email: trupert@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
4233 Engineering Gateway
Mail Code: 3975
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Mechanical behavior, nanomaterials, structure-property relationships, microstructural stability, grain boundaries and interfaces, materials characterization
Research Abstract
The study of nanomaterials is currently one of the most exciting and prosperous areas of mechanical engineering and materials science research due to the promise of exceptional performance when characteristic microstructural length scales are in the nanometer range. Our current research focuses on understanding the novel structure-property scaling laws and structural stability of nanostructured materials, to enable the production and design of reliable, next-generation structural, electronic, and energy components.

Some current projects include:

- Dynamic nanostructures under applied driving forces
- Grain boundary engineering at the nanoscale
- Non-equilibrium grain boundaries and their effect on material properties
- Production of nanostructured alloys with designed macroscale architectures
- Mechanics and structural stability of materials for fuel cells and energy storage
Professional Societies
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Materials Research Society (MRS)
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS)
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