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Long, Rong Assistant Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Dr. Long's research interests focus on the nonlinear mechanics of soft materials and flexible structures, with applications in developing advanced materials and structures, and understanding biological materials. Dr. Long have worked on a diverse range of research projects in solid mechanics and biomechanics. These include fracture mechanics of soft elastomers, continuum mechanics modeling of light-activated or thermally-activated polymers, characterization of three-dimensional (3D) mechanical tractions of biological cells, adhesive contact mechanics of thin membranes, mechanics of bio-inspired fibrillar adhesives, and adhesion in biological systems. Currently Dr. Long's research group is studying the fracture mechanics of soft elastomers and gels, the contact mechanics involving soft materials, the mechanics of advanced composite materials, and mechanics of biological cells with applications in microfluidic devices.

keywords

  • Fracture and large deformation of soft materials, Adhesion and contact mechanics, Mechanics of soft active materials and structures, Cell mechanics and mechanics of biological materials

Publications

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Teaching

courses taught

  • MCEN 2043 - Dynamics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Covers dynamic behavior of particle systems and rigid bodies; 2-D and 3-D kinematics and kinetics; impulse, momentum, potential, and kinetic energy; and work, collision, and vibration.
  • MCEN 4183 - Mechanics of Composite Materials
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2019
    Introduces various kinds of composite materials, composite fabrication techniques, the physical and mechanical behavior of composites, and analytical and experimental methodologies. Same as MCEN 5183.
  • MCEN 5183 - Mechanics of Composite Materials
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2019
    Introduces various kinds of composite materials, composite fabrication techniques, the physical and mechanical behavior of composites, and analytical and experimental methodologies. Same as MCEN 4183.
  • MCEN 5228 - Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Subject matter to be selected from topics of current interest. May be repeated up to 15 credit hours. Same as MCEN 4228.

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