Gregory Paul Carman, Ph.D.
Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department, UCLA
Greg Carman is a Professor in UCLA’s Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department. His research interests focus on developing and understanding the combined electro-magneto-thermo-mechanical response of active material systems (smart structures). Dr. Carman established the Active Materials Research Group when he joined the faculty at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1993. The research areas studied in the lab include piezoelectric materials, magnetostrictive materials, shape memory alloys, and fiber optic sensors.
Prior to joining UCLA, he was a Summer Faculty Fellow at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Caltech Applied Mechanics Division and Materials Division, where he was involved in: modeling active materials at the micro/meso/macro level and setting up an actuator characterization laboratory. He served as a Summer Research Faculty at the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Wright Patterson AFB, Fatigue and Fracture Group where his research included embedded fiber optic sensors and optimizing fiber/matrix interphases in polymer composites. He was also a Mechanical Engineer at the Army’s Aberdeen Proving Ground.
Dr. Carman has received a number of awards and honors, including: the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ “Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Prize,” invited lecturer for the National Academy of Engineering “2004 Annual Frontiers Symposium,” and the Northrop-Grumman Young Faculty Award. He is also a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering. He has served on editorial advisor for several technical journals, including the Journal of Composite Materials, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, and Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures.
He received his B.S. in Engineering Science and Mechanics and Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He also has a M.S. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from the University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa.
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