Leslie Lamberson

Leslie Lamberson

P.C. Chou Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics

Leslie Lamberson

P.C. Chou Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics

Degrees / Education

  • PhD, California Institute of Technology

Research Interests

Dynamic behavior of materials; dynamic fracture; impact damage mechanics; ballistics; multifunctional materials.

Biography

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.

Select 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.