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Samantha Daly

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Samantha Daly

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
2138 GGB (George G. Brown Laboratory)
2350 Hayward
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125
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Phone: (734) 763-8137

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Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2007
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2002
B.E., Mechanical Engineering modified with Mathematics, Dartmouth College, 2001
B.A., Mechanical Engineering, Dartmouth College, 2001

Research Interests

Microstructural features of materials; effect of microstructure on macroscopic properties; material behavior at the nanoscale; novel methods of multi-scale material characterization; active materials; plasticity and phase transformations; deformation mechanisms of biomaterials.

Features In Publications

Honors and Awards

Journal of Strain Analysis Young Investigator Lecturer, 2014

M. Hetényi Award, Society of Experimental Mechanics, 2013 (for Best Paper published in Experimental Mechanics in 2011)

Robert Caddell Memorial Materials & Manufacturing Award (with graduate student Adam Kammers), University of Michigan, 2013

National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, 2013

Young Investigator Award (YIP), Air Force Office of Scientific Research, 2012

Orr Award for Early Career Excellence in Fatigue, Fracture, and Creep, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2011

Early Career Research Program Award, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Department of Energy Office of Science, 2010

Everhart Award, California Institute of Technology, 2007

Charles D. Babcock Award, California Institute of Technology, 2007

In the News...

2014 - Alumnus Reedlun and Professor Daly Win 2013 IJSS Best Paper Award

2014 - ME Faculty Receive CoE Awards

2013 - Daly selected as 2014 Young Investigator Lecturer

2013 - Daly selected as an NSF CAREER awardee

2012 - Daly and Kim receive the 2013 Hetenyi Award

2012 - Daly Selected as Recipient of 2012 AFOSR YIP Award


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