Brian S Mercer

Brian S Mercer
Brian S Mercer
Lecturer
1027 Sidney Lu Mech Engr Bldg

Education

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering University of California, Los Angeles 2010
  • M. S. Mechanical Engineering University of California, Berkeley 2013
  • Ph. D. Mechanical Engineering University of California, Berkeley 2016

Academic Positions

  • Lecturer University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 2018-present

Resident Instruction

  • ME 330
  • ME 371
  • ME 471
  • TAM 201
  • TAM 251
  • TAM 470

Research Interests

  • Engineering Education
  • Computational solid mechanics
  • Finite element methods
  • Multiscale modeling
  • Molecular dynamics

Selected Articles in Journals

Teaching Honors

  • List of teachers ranked as excellent by their students: TAM 470 (Fall 2021)
  • List of teachers ranked as excellent by their students: ME 371 (Spring 2020, Fall 2021, Spring 2022 )
  • List of teachers ranked as excellent by their students - TAM 251 (Spring 2019, Summer 2019, Fall 2019 )
  • List of teachers ranked as excellent by their students: ME 330 (Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Spring 2021 )

Improvement Activities

  • Collins Scholar Program (2018-2019) - Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education

Recent Courses Taught

  • ME 330 AL1 (ME 330 AL2, ME 330 OL1) - Engineering Materials
  • ME 371 - Mechanical Design II
  • ME 471 (AE 420, CSE 451) - Finite Element Analysis
  • TAM 251 - Introductory Solid Mechanics
  • TAM 470 (CSE 450) - Computational Mechanics

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