Robert Maxwell McMeeking

1985 Theoretical and Applied Mechanics University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, IL 
 1985- Mechanical Engineering University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States 
Mechanical Engineering, Cell Biology
"Robert Maxwell McMeeking"
Bio: Robert M. McMeeking earned a B.Sc. (with 1st Class Honours) at the University of Glasgow, Scotland in 1972, finishing first in his class of mechanical engineers. In 1976 he completed his Ph.D. in solid mechanics at Brown University under the supervision of Professor James R. Rice. He was at Stanford University for 2 years as a post-doctoral associate, and then was appointed assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in the Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Department. McMeeking moved to UCSB in 1985 as Professor of Materials and of Mechanical Engineering. He was Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UCSB in 1992-1995 and again during 1999-2003. He has published over 230 scientific papers on such subjects as plasticity, fracture mechanics, computational methods, glaciology, tough ceramics, composite materials, materials processing, powder consolidation and sintering, ferroelectrics, structural evolution, nanotribology, actuating structures, blast and fragment protection of structures, fluid structure interactions arising from underwater blast waves, and the mechanics of the cell and its cytoskeleton. In 1998 he was advanced to Fellow grade in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and in 2002 was recognized by the Institute for Scientific Information as a Highly Cited Researcher in the fields of Materials Science and Engineering. McMeeking was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2005, and given the Brown Engineering Alumni Medal by Brown University in 2007. He is currently Editor of the Journal of Applied Mechanics for the term 2002-2012. In addition to his appointment at UCSB, Dr. McMeeking is Sixth Century Professor of Engineering Materials (Part-time) at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, Visiting Professor of Materials Engineering at the University of the Saarland, Germany, and External Member of the Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Saarbruecken.
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James R. Rice grad student 1977 Brown (Physics Tree)
 (Large plastic deformation and initiation of fracture at the tip of a crack in plane strain.)
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McMeeking RM, Lucantonio A, Noselli G, et al. (2020) On polymer network rupture in gels in the limit of very slow straining or a very slow crack propagation rate Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 136: 103754
Shishvan SS, Fleck NA, McMeeking RM, et al. (2020) Growth rate of lithium filaments in ceramic electrolytes Acta Materialia. 196: 444-455
Vigliotti A, Shishvan SS, McMeeking RM, et al. (2020) Response of cells on a dense array of micro-posts Meccanica. 1-17
Cohen N, Deshpande VS, Holmes JW, et al. (2019) A microscopically motivated model for the remodeling of cardiomyocytes. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
Chen K, Vigliotti A, Bacca M, et al. (2018) Role of boundary conditions in determining cell alignment in response to stretch. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Stålhand J, McMeeking RM, Holzapfel GA. (2016) On the thermodynamics of smooth muscle contraction Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 94: 490-503
Noselli G, Lucantonio A, McMeeking RM, et al. (2016) Poroelastic toughening in polymer gels: A theoretical and numerical study Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 94: 33-46
Bacca M, Booth JA, Turner KL, et al. (2016) Load sharing in bioinspired fibrillar adhesives with backing layer interactions and interfacial misalignment Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 96: 428-444
Barreau V, Hensel R, Guimard NK, et al. (2016) Fibrillar Elastomeric Micropatterns Create Tunable Adhesion Even to Rough Surfaces Advanced Functional Materials
Rasmussen CH, Reynolds PM, Petersen DR, et al. (2016) Enhanced Differentiation of Human Embryonic Stem Cells Toward Definitive Endoderm on Ultrahigh Aspect Ratio Nanopillars Advanced Functional Materials. 26: 815-823
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