Principal Investigator

Jay Oswald, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy
Arizona State University

Jay Oswald obtained his Bachelor (2004) and Master (2005) of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. From 2005 to 2006 he was a consultant for NASA Glenn Research Center, where he worked on the mechanical response and space environment effects on elastomeric docking seals. He received a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University in 2011 under the supervision of Professor Ted Belytschko.

Research interests
Development of computational mechanics: finite element methods, molecular dynamics, and multiscale methods for applications in MEMS, materials failure analysis, and material design.

Current Graduate Students

Yiyang Li

Ph.D. student

Minghao Liu

Ph.D. student

Current Undergraduate Students

Ian Horvath

Undergraduate researcher

Alicia Flores

FURI Undergraduate researcher

Carmen de la Cruz

Research Aide


Vipin Agrawal

Ph.D. now @ Intel

Xiao Liao

Ph.D. now @ Apple

Rui Yuan

Ph.D. now @ Caterpillar

Christian Wiles

Undergraduate - Honors thesis

Emilee Miller

FURI Undergraduate researcher

Jonathan Lai

FURI Undergraduate researcher

Daniel Wilson

FURI Undergraduate researcher

Brad Shoemaker

Undergraduate - Honors thesis