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Kenneth M. Liechti

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Professor

Zarrow Centennial Professorship in Engineering

Research Area:
Solids, Structures and Materials

Email: kml@mail.utexas.edu
Phone: (512) 471-4164
Office: WRW 110C

Education:
Ph.D., California Institute of Technology

Research Interests:

  • Interfacial force microscopy

  • Nano indentation of ultra thin films and self-assembled monolayers

  • Mechanics of adhesion and friction

  • Interfacial fracture mechanics

  • Experimental mechanics

  • Viscoelasticity

  • Composite materials

  • Microelectronics packaging


Dr. Liechti's research focuses on the deformation and failure mechanisms in multilayered materials and structures using a combination of experimental and numerical stress analytical techniques. He has served on the Cockrell School of Engineering faculty since 1982. He has two and a half years of industrial experience and has published more than 50 technical articles. He is co-author of the book Mechanics of Materials with Marc Bedford.

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