Kenneth M. Liechti

Professor,  Zarrow Centennial Professorship in Engineering

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Phone: (512) 471-4164
Office: ASE 5.228

Research Area:
Solids, Structures and Materials

Ph.D., California Institute of Technology

Research Interests:

  • Adhesion mechanics of graphene and other 2D materials

  • Thin film transfer

  • 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 100 articles in archival journals. He is co-author of the book Mechanics of Materials with Marc Bedford.

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