Lorenzo Valdevit

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Associate Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
The Henry Samueli School of Engineering
Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
The Henry Samueli School of Engineering

Ph.D., Princeton University, 2005, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
M.A., Princeton University, 2002, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Laurea (US equivalent: MS), Summa cum Laude, University of Trieste, Italy, 2000, Materials Engineering

Phone: (949) 824-4173
Email: valdevit@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
4227 Engineering Gateway
Mail Code: 3975
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Microarchitected cellular materials. Mechanical properties. Finite Elements modeling. Optimal Design. Advanced Manufacturing.
Research Abstract
Prof. Valdevit works in the general area of mechanics of materials, developing analytical, numerical and experimental techniques across multiple length scales. He has worked on the optimal design of thermo-structural sandwich panels with architected cores, with a primary emphasis on hypersonic vehicles applications. Since moving to UCI, his primary research goals have been the optimal design, modeling, fabrication and experimental characterization of hierarchical architected materials with superior combination of properties. His group has recently developed novel micro-mechanical test frames and numerical algorithms to enable this overarching goal.
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Professional Societies
The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS)
Materials Research Society (MRS)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
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