Multifuctional materials are capable of serving multiple performance objectives that extend beyond traditional strength and stiffness. During a dynamic event, the materials multifunctional attributes have the potential to be exploited in an advantageous manner; namely tailored to improve under rapid loading conditions. Lamberson's laboratory focuses on the experimental and analytical investigations of the dynamic behavior of multifunctional materials.
Leslie Lamberson, PhD, Assistant Professor, recently completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the Center for Advanced Metallic and Ceramic Systems working with K.T. Ramesh at the Johns Hopkins University. She received her BS in Aerospace Engineering and BA in Dance Performance as a Shipman Scholar from the University of Michigan, and her MS degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a thesis on thin foil fatigue and fracture. Lamberson received her PhD from the California Institute of Technology working with Ares Rosakis, researching hypervelocity impact damage as a NASA Aeronautics Scholar and NSF Graduate Research Fellow. A former Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Advanced Development Programs (Skunk Works) engineer, Leslie is a recipient of an NSDEG Graduate Research Fellowship, Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship, and the 2009 Ernest E. Sechler Award from Caltech.