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Faculty Profile

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Name: David M. Pierce
Title: Assistant Professor
Affiliation:
Department: Mechanical Engineering
E-Mail: dmpierce@engr.uconn.edu
Personal/Lab Website: http://im.engr.uconn.edu/
Program/Department Website: http://me.engr.uconn.edu/faculty/pierce-david-m/
Office Telephone: (860) 486-4109



Keywords | Categories: arteries, biomechanics, cartilage, computational mechanics, constitutive modeling, continuum mechanics, finite element methods, Mechanical Engineering, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), solid mechanics

Professional Summary

Dr . Pierce’s research interests focus on the theory, development and application of pragmatic computational methods, supported by physical experiments, for problems of practical importance. Examples include: (1) constitutive modeling and finite element analysis of cartilage and arteries with consideration towards future clinical applications (e.g., medical device design and device interaction with patients), and (2) material characterization, failure prediction and design optimization tools for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices.