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Bruce LaMattina

Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Research Initiatives and Research Professor

Biography

Jan 2018-Present
Associate Vice Chancellor, Strategic Research Initiatives & Research Professor in Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering
University of Tennessee, Office of Research & Engagement, Knoxville, TN

Aug 2017-Jan 2018
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Development & Adjunct Professor in Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering
University of Tennessee, Office of Research & Engagement, Knoxville, TN

2015-2017
Director of Research
UNC Charlotte, Charlotte Research Institute, Charlotte, North Carolina 

2014-2015
Principal Analytical Consultant
SAS Institute, Cary, North Carolina 

2011-2014
Director of Federal Research Relations
Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 

2001-2011
Branch Chief/Program Manager
Army Research Office, Durham, North Carolina 

1996-2001
Principal R&D Engineer
ABB, Raleigh, North Carolina 

1996-2011
Visiting Assistant Professor/Adjunct Professor
NC State University and Duke University, Raleigh and Durham, North Carolina 

1987-1989
Process/Facilities Engineer
Okonite Company, Ramsey, New Jersey 


Education

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware


Professional Service

  • Oak Ridge Association of Universities Nominating Board – Nationally elected, 2019 - 2021
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineering, 1987-Present
  • National Organization for Research Development, 2016-Present
  • Board of Trustees of the Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA), 2017-2018
  • UNC Charlotte Provost’s Advisory Panel on Community Engagement, 2017
  • North Carolina Technology Association, 2015-2017
  • Regional NC Biotech Board of Advisors, 2015-2017
  • Editorial Board of Journal of Multifunctional Composites, 2006-2011
  • Editorial Board of Composites B Journal, 2004-2010
  • Army Medical Research Material Command (MRMC), DoD Expert Panel on Computational Modeling of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) 2007-2012
  • RDECOM Technical Review Group (TRG), Subject Matter Expert (SME) for armor, 2006-2011
  • Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Subject Matter Expert on Protection, 2006-2011

Awards and Recognitions

  • National Research Council (NRC) Mentor, 2009-2011
  • 26th Army Science Conference Bronze Medal Award – 3rd Best Paper Overall, 2008
  • 26th Army Science Conference Best Paper Award for Force Protection, 2008
  • Department of the Army Commendation for Special Act, 2007
  • Elected as Program Coordinator for the Eastern NC Section of ASME, 1999-2001
  • North Carolina State University Outstanding Teaching Award, 1996
  • United Technologies Teaching Fellowship, 1996
  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, 1994
  • NASA Mars Mission Research Center Fellow, 1992-1995
  • Army Research Fellow, 1989-1992

Publications

Books, Book Chapters, and Special Journal Issues
‘Atomic Scale Study of Deformation and Failure Mechanisms in Ceramic-Reinforced Metal-Matrix Composites’, In Nanocomposites; Intech, 2011 (Chapter with Dongare, A.)

Editor with Dr. D. Hui and G. Li, Special Issue of Composites Part B - Engineering on "Blast resistance of Nanoengineered Composites" Elsevier Press, 2009

Editor with S. Ahzi, M. Cherakoui, H. Zbib, M. Khaleel, and M.A. Zikry, IUTAM Volume on “Multiscale Modeling of Elastic-Inelastic Behavior of Engineering Materials,” Kluwer, Solid Mechanics and Its Applications Series, Volume 114, 2004

‘Polymerization, nanopatterning, and characterization of surface confined, stimulus-responsive polymer brushes’, In Polymer Brushes: From Synthesis to Functional Microstructures; Brittain, W. J., Advincula, R. C., Ruhe, J., Caster, K. C., Eds. Wiley &
Sons: New York, 2004; in press. (Chapter with Kaholek, M., Lee, W. K., Caster, K. C., and Zauscher, S.)

Journal Publications (2010-Present)
Dongare, A. M. LaMattina, B., and Rajendran, A. M., Strengthening behavior and tension-compression strength-asymmetry in nanocrystalline metal-ceramic composites, J. Eng. Mater. Technol. 134, 041003 (2012).

Dongare, A. M., LaMattina, B., Irving, D. L., Rajendran, A. M., Zikry, M. A. and Brenner, D. W., An angulardependent embedded atom method (A-EAM) interatomic potential to model thermodynamic and mechanical behavior of Al/Si composite materials, Modeling & Simulation in Mat. Science and Engineering. 20, 035007 (2012).

Dongare, A. M., and LaMattina, B., Deformation and failure mechanisms in ceramic-reinforced metal-matrix composites at atomic scales. In: Advances in Nanocomposite Technology, edited by: Dr. Abbass Hashim, InTech Publications,Vienna, Austria, 227-246 (2011).

Dongare, A. M., Rajendran, A. M., LaMattina, B., Zikry, M. A. and Brenner, D. W., Dynamic failure micromechanisms in nanocrystalline Cu, CMC: Computers, Modeling, & Continua 24, 43-60 (2011).

Dongare, A. M., LaMattina, B., Rajendran, A. M., Atomic scale studies of spall behavior in single crystal Cu, Procedia Engineering, Procedia Engineering 10, 3636-3641 (2011).

Dongare, A. M., LaMattina, B., Rajendran, A. M., Zikry, M. A., and Brenner, D. W., Atomic scale studies of spall behavior in nanocrystalline copper, J. Appl. Phys. 108, 113518 (2010).

Dongare, A. M., Rajendran, A. M., LaMattina, B., Zikry, M. A., and Brenner, D. W., Tension-compression asymmetry in nanocrystalline Cu at high strain rates, Comp. Mat. Sci. 49, 260-265 (2010).

Yang, Y. Y. Miao, D. Swenson, B.A. Cheeseman, C-F. Yen, and B. LaMattina, Digital element approach for simulating impact and penetration of textiles, Int. J. of Impact Engineering, 37, 552-560 (2010).

Dongare, A. M., Rajendran, A. M., LaMattina, B., and Brenner, D. W., Atomic scale study of plastic-yield criterion in nanocrystalline metals using molecular dynamics simulations, Metall. Mater. Trans. A 41A, 523-531 (2010).

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