Jack - Assistant Professor
demand for lightweight, durable, composites has been the focus of
industrial research for many years due to their exceptional strength to
weight ratio. With recent advances in the fabrication of
materials with multi-scale inclusions, it is becoming increasingly
important for the design engineer to have accurate and effective tools
to aid them in the creation of advanced multifunctional products. The
demand for accurate process and product prediction methods has
significantly increased, both with the demand for high performance
materials and with the desire to reduce production costs.
My research focuses on the analysis and design procedures that
effectively, and efficiently, represent the relationship between the
processing conditions and the final product performance for composites
fabricated from a wide variety of engineering inclusions. My work spans
the size spectrum, from the nano- to the macro-, and covers industrial
applications ranging from niche military aerospace multifunctional
aircraft panels to large volume, low price, automotive components.
I have developed approaches for physics-based predictive schemes for
processing a composite product fabricated through injection, extrusion,
or compression molding. There have been a wide variety of processing
models developed during the last century for predicting inclusion
orientation, but it is well understood that existing models drastically
over predict the alignment rate. In addition, the most effective models
are formulated exclusively for rigid inclusions, neglecting inclusions
of current interest to the industry such as long glass/carbon fibers,
carbon nanotubes, and of unique interest to Baylor, renewable coconut
- Bachelors of Science - Mechanical Eng.
Colorado School of Mines, 2001
- Bachelors of Science - Engineering
Physics Colorado School of Mines, 2001
- Masters of Science - Mech. and Aero. Eng.
University of Missouri, 2003
- Masters of Science - Applied Mathematics
University of Missouri, 2006
- Ph.D. - Mech. and Aero. Eng. University
of Missouri, 2006
- American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Senior Member (since 2012)
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Full Member (member since 2003)
- Society of Petroleum Engineerings (member since 2012)
- Society of Polymer Engineers, Senior Member (member since 2003)
- Sigma Xi, Full Member (member since 2005)
- Society of Rheology, Full Member (member since 2005)
- Tau Beta Pi (member since 1999)
- Over 15 peer reviewed articles in the top
ranked composites, rheological and nano journals (for the complete
list, select the publication
- Over 40 peer reviewed articles in various
conference proceedings (for the complete list, select the publication list).
received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Air Force
Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA), L-3 Communications, Hess Inc., Baylor University's
Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Achievement Program (URSA),and
Baylor University's Undergraduate Research Committee (URC).
- B.E.A.R.S. Best Presentation. Voted by
the Baylor Engineering Graduate Students as "Best Presentation" by an
ECS faculty member, 2009.
- Very Effective Faculty Member (Greater
than 90% "Excellent" ranking on student evaluations), Florida State
University, Spring 2009.
- Preparing Future Faculty Fellow
- Full Member of Sigma Xi, Scientific
Research Honor Society (2006).
- National Dean's List (2004).
- GAANN Research Fellow, U.S. Department of
- Outstanding Graduate Student, Mechanical
and Aerospace Engineering, University of Missouri - Columbia (2003).
- Highest Academic Honors, Colorado School
of Mines (2001).
- Outstanding Undergraduate Student,
Engineering Physics, Colorado School of Mines (2001).
- Member of Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor
- Asst. Professor - Mechanical Engineering,
Baylor University 2009 - Present
- Visiting Asst. Professor - Florida State
University, 2007 - 2009.
- Post-doctoral Research Fellow -
University of Missouri, 2007.