Leslie Lamberson


Assistant Professor

Leslie Lamberson

Office: Alumni Engineering Labs 170B
Phone: 215-571-3519
Fax: 215-895-1478


Dynamic behavior of materials, dynamic fracture, impact damage mechanics, ballistics, multifunctional materials


Leslie Lamberson CV [PDF]

Research Interests

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. Dr. Lamberson's laboratory focuses on the experimental and analytical investigations of the dynamic behavior of multifunctional materials.


Dr. Leslie Lamberson, Assistant Professor, recently completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the Center for Advanced Metallic & Ceramic Systems working with K.T. Ramesh at the Johns Hopkins University. She received her B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and B.A. in Dance Performance as a Shipman Scholar from the University of Michigan, and her M.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a thesis on thin foil fatigue and fracture. Dr. Lamberson received her Ph.D. 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.

Professional Societies

AIAA - American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
ASME - American Society of Mechanical Engineers
SEM - Society of Experimental Mechanics
HVIS - Hypervelocity Impact Society
ACS - American Ceramics Society
SWE - Society of Women Engineers


Selected Publications:

L. Lamberson, V. Eliasson, A.J. Rosakis, In situ Optical Investigation of Hypervelocity
Impact Induced Dynamic Fracture, Experimental Mechanics, Special Edition, Dynamic
Behavior of Materials, 2011. (DOI) 10.1007/s11340-011-9521-0

L. Lamberson, K.T. Ramesh, Characterization of Dynamic Damage Evolution in Single
Crystal -Quartz, International Journal of Solids & Structures, in submission, 2012.

L. Lamberson, A.J. Rosakis, Modified Charters Model for Single Wall Perforation,
Hypervelocity Impact Symposium, Procedia Engineering, in press, 2012.

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