PhD students Mohsen Taheri and Callan Luetkemeyer are recipients of the 2020 Ivor K. McIvor Award from the College of Engineering.
“My research is focused on the fundamental understanding of the mechanical response of metallic alloys through the elucidation of deformation and fracture mechanisms via in situ nanomechanical characterization and electron microscopy,” said Taheri.
“The long-term goal is to inform the development of ACL injury prevention strategies using computational models to assess injury risk, but computational models require accurate descriptions of material behavior. I combined full-field imaging and modeling methods to solve this problem, and found that my models could detect regional differences in microstructure,” said Callan Luetkemeyer.
This award, established to honor the memory of I.K. McIvor, the late and last Chairperson of the Applied Mechanics and Engineering Science Department in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan, is presented annually to senior graduate students who have demonstrated excellence in research and scholarship in applied mechanics.