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Brian S Mercer

Brian S Mercer

Brian S Mercer

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 371
  • TAM 251
  • ME 330

Research Interests

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

Selected Articles in Journals

  • B. Mercer, K. K. Mandadapu, and P. Papadopoulos. ?Novel Formulations of Microscopic Boundary-Value Problems in Multiscale Finite Element Methods? Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Volume 286, April 2015, pp. 268-292.
  • B. Mercer, K. K. Mandadapu, and P. Papadopoulos. ?Homogenization of high-frequency wave propagation in linearly elastic layered media using a continuum Irving-Kirkwood theory? International Journal of Solids and Structures, Volume 96, October 2016, pp. 162-172.
  • B. Mercer, E. Zywicz, and P. Papadopoulos. ?Molecular dynamics modeling of PPTA crystallite mechanical properties in the presence of defects? Polymer, Volume 114, April 2017, pp. 329-347.
  • B. Mercer, E. Zywicz, and P. Papadopoulos. ?A molecular dynamics-based analysis of the influence of strain-rate and temperature on the mechanical strength of PPTA crystallites? Polymer, Volume 129, October 2017, pp. 92-104.

Teaching Honors

  • List of teachers ranked as excellent by their students: Fall 2018

Improvement Activities

  • Collins Scholar Program - Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education

Courses Taught

  • ME 330 - Engineering Materials
  • ME 371 - Mechanical Design II
  • TAM 201 - Mechanics for Technol & Mgmt
  • TAM 251 - Introductory Solid Mechanics