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Samantha Daly

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Samantha Daly

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
3674 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

Research lies at the intersection of experimental mechanics and materials science, with an emphasis on using novel methods of experimentation coupled closely with theoretical and computational modeling. Group research focuses on the measurements of microstructural features of materials and the effect of microstructure on meso and macroscopic properties. Currently, the group is engaged in the development of novel methods of multi-scale material characterization, with application to active materials, high temperature ceramics, very high cycle and low cycle fatigue mechanisms, plasticity, fracture, and material behavior at the nano-scale.

Honors and Awards

Best Paper of the Year, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 2014 (for Best Paper published in IJSS in 2013)

Mechanical Engineering Department Achievement Award, University of Michigan, 2014

1938E Award, University of Michigan, 2014

Lindseth Lecturer, Cornell University, 2014

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...

2015 - Daly wins 2016 SEM James W. Dally Award

2015 - Daly's research featured on cover of the Journal of Materials Science


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