Faculty Profile

Shelby Hutchens

Mechanical Science and Engineering
Shelby Hutchens
Shelby Hutchens
Assistant Professor
130 Mechanical Engineering Bldg
1206 W. Green
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 300-0412

Primary Research Area

  • Solid Mechanics & Materials

Education

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2011
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2006
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 2004

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Mechanical Science and Engineering, 2014 - present
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Polymer Science and Engineering, 2012-2014

Research Interests

  • cutting
  • fracture
  • soft materials
  • small scale mechanical characterization
  • cellular solids
  • osmosis
  • active materials

Research Topics

  • Solid Mechanics & Materials

Chapters in Books

  • Hutchens, S. B., S. Pathak,(ed.), and B. Bhushan, ￿Vertically aligned carbon nanotubes, Collective mechanical behavior,￿ Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology, (2012).

Selected Articles in Journals

Research Honors

  • Demetriades-Tsafka-Kokkalis Prize (May 2011)
  • Quadrant Award (January 2013)

Improvement Activities

  • NSF CAREER Workshop, Northeastern University. (Apr. 27-28, 2015)