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Murray, Todd W Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Professor Murray’s research has focused on the development of novel techniques for the characterization of materials, structures, and biological tissues in a non-invasive manner. He has developed laser-based ultrasonic approaches for the measurement of elastic and thermal properties of nanoscale materials and for the detection of subsurface defects in, for example, microelectronic components. His research also involves multimode imaging approaches utilizing both ultrasound and light to detect abnormalities, such as early stage tumors, buried deep within biological tissue. Additional research interests include elastic wave propagation, nanoparticle based sensors, and the development of laser-based techniques to interface with nanoscale mechanical devices.

Publications

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Teaching

courses taught

  • MCEN 2063 - Mechanics of Solids
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Covers shear force and bending moment, torsion, stresses in beams, deflection of beams, matrix analysis of frame structures, analysis of stress and strain in 2-D and 3-D (field equations, transformations), energy methods, stress concentrations and columns. Degree credit not granted for this course and CVEN 3161.
  • MCEN 4174 - Failure of Engineering Materials
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Examines the fundamental concepts regarding the failure of engineering materials. Case studies are used to integrate a basic understanding of material failure mechanisms with analysis techniques and tools. Topics include the elastic properties (isotropic and anisotropic materials) and the origin of elastic behavior, viscoelasticity, plasticity (dislocation mechanisms, yielding criteria, strengthening mechanisms), creep, fracture and fatigue. Same as MCEN 5174.
  • MCEN 5174 - Failure of Engineering Materials
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Examines the fundamental concepts regarding the failure of engineering materials. Case studies are used to integrate a basic understanding of material failure mechanisms with analysis techniques and tools. Topics include the elastic properties (isotropic and anisotropic materials) and the origin of elastic behavior, viscoelasticity, plasticity (dislocation mechanisms, yielding criteria, strengthening mechanisms), creep, fracture and fatigue. Same as MCEN 4174.

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)