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Faculty Profile

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Name: George Lykotrafitis
Title: Associate Professor
Affiliation: Institute of Materials Science
Department: Mechanical Engineering
E-Mail: gelyko@engr.uconn.edu
Personal/Lab Website: http://www.engr.uconn.edu/~gelyko/
Program/Department Website: http://me.engr.uconn.edu/faculty/lykotrafitis-george/
Office Telephone: (860) 486-2439

Keywords | Categories: cellular mechanics, Mechanical Engineering

Professional Summary

Dr. Lykotrafitis joined our Mechanical Engineering faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2009. Dr. Lykotrafitis received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Mathematics and Physical Sciences from National Technical University of Athens, Greece. He subsequently received his second M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Caltech studying dynamic frictional sliding modes along incoherent interfaces.¬†From 2006 until 2008, he has been a postdoctoral fellow at MIT conducting experimental and computational studies of cellular membrane dynamics in Prof. Subra Suresh’s group. Dr. Lykotrafitis has received a five-year National Science Foundation Early Career Development (CAREER) Award and the American Heart Association (AHA) National Center Scientist Development Grant.