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Multifunctional and Adaptive Materials Laboratory(MAML)

Dr. Reginald F. Hamilton

Assistant Professor
Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics
Pennsylvania State University
212 Earth-Engineering Sciences Building
University Park, PA 16802-6812

Office: 309D
Tel: 814-865-7684
Fax: 814-865-9974


Research Interests

  • Physical Behavior of Shape Memory Alloys
  • Microstructure Characterization
  • Underlying mechanisms-properties-processing relationships
  • Thermal and Mechanical Activation of Martensitic Phase Transformation
  • Experimental Solid Mechanics
  • Micro-mechanical Constitutive Modeling of Martensitic Phase Transformation


2000-2008 University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering 2008
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering 2003

Graduate Advisor: Dr. Huseyin Sehitoglu, Dept. Engineering Mechanics & Science, UIUC

1993-1998 Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Teaching, Research, and Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, PSU, Jan 2010-date
  • Post-doctoral Research Associate, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, UIUC, Aug. 2008- Dec. 2009
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, UIUC, 2001-2004
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, UIUC, 2000-2008
  • Instructor, Engineering Science, Parkland College, 2003

Synergistic Activities

  • Serving in ESM Undergraduate Curriculum Mechanics Review Committee
  • Serving in ESM Graduate Mechanics Candidacy Exam Committee
  • Serving in ESM Graduate Student Recruitment & Admissions Committee
  • Developed teaching module in digital image correlation for junior and senior level experimental stress analysis courses (EMCH 402, 506A).
  • Developed a graduate level elective course on “Thermo-mechanics of Shape Memory Alloys” for the Engineering Mechanics curriculum (EMCH 597A).
  • Continuously serving in M.S. and Ph.D Thesis committees.

Honors & Distinctions

  • College of Engineering SURGE Doctoral Fellow, University of Illinois, 2000-2006
  • The National GEM Consortium Fellow, University of Illinois, Sponsored by Lucent Technologies, 2000-2002
  • Southern University NASA Research Scholar, Southern University, 1998

Memberships in Professional Societies

American Society of Metals (ASM) – International

Journal Reviewer

Materials Characterization

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