Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)
1000 Hilltop Circle Baltimore, MD 21250
Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica
Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP)
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto
Post Doctoral, NSF International Research Fellow, Micromechanics Centre, University of Cambridge 2000-2003
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, 2001
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, 1997
B.S., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Dayton, 1995
|2012-present||Visting Professor, Departamento de Engenharia Mecanica, FEUP|
|2009-present||Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, UMBC|
|2008-present||Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division Special Research Faculty|
|2008||American Society for Engineering Education Research Fellow|
|2003-2009||Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, UMBC|
|2002-2003||University of Cambridge, Academic Associate, Pembroke College|
Specific interests include microscale specimen testing, engineered micro-architecture multifunctional material topologies, disparate phase materials, cellular solids, cork cellular solids, friction stir welding, carbon nanotube infused multi-length scale composites, ductile fracture and stress triaxiality effects on response.
UMBC MicroMaterials Characterization Laboratory
My research team focuses on Interdisciplinary research on the micromechanics of materials and structures in order to develop new materials and improve existing ones. Research aimed at experimental characterization of macroscopic behavior and predicting material response (numerical and analytical modeling). This involves the application of mechanics to the most appropriate or across length scales and the use of analytical and numerical methods to compute the macroscopic response. This science-based approach enables design lead optimization of new materials shortening routine experimentation. Optimum microstructures can be forecast rather than found by trial and error.
Honors and Awards
|2010||Scipta Materialia Manuscript Reviewer Award|
|2008||UMBC Scientific Photography Contest 1st Place with H. Malecki|
|2006||Scipta Materialia Manuscript Reviewer Award|
|2002||NSF International Research Fellow|
|1998||MRS”Ordered Intermetallics VIII”, best poster award|
|1998||NSF Engineering Education Scholars Program|
|1997||Second International Symposium on Structural Intermetallics, best poster award|
Classes Taught at UMBC
|ENME301||Structure and Properties of Engineering Materials|
|ENME301H||Structure and Properties of Engineering Materials (Honors)|
|ENME332L||Mechanical Behavior of Deformable Solids|
|ENME332H||Mechanical Behavior of Deformable Solids (Honors)|
|ENME472||Materials and Processes for Micro/Nanoscale systems|
|ENME815J||Materials and Processes for Micro/Nanoscale systems (Graduate)|
Storck, S., Malecki, H., Shah T., & Zupan M. (2011) Improvements in interlaminar strength: A carbon nanotube approach, Composites: Part B, 42 1508-1516
Scheck, C. and Zupan, M. (2011) Ductile fracture evaluated through micro-computed X-ray tomography, Scripta Materialia, 65 1041-1044
Fleischer, C. A., & Zupan, M. (2010) Mechanical performance of pumice reinforced epoxy composites, Journal of Composite Materials, Vol. 44, No. 23, 2679-2696
Markkula, S. Storck, S., & Zupan, M. (2009). Compressive behavior of pyramidal, tetrahedral and strut-reinforced tetrahedral ABS and electroplated cellular solids. Advanced Engineering Materials, 11 No. 1-2, 56-62
Nagappa, S., Zorman, C.A., Zupan, M. (2008). Mechanical characterization of chemical- vapor- deposited thin film 3C polycrystalline silicon carbide, Scripta Materialia, 995-998.
Wang, R., Ma, R., & Zupan, M. (2006). Modeling of chemical vapor deposition of large-area silicon carbide thin film. Crystal Growth and Design, 6(11), 2592-2597.
Rice, M.C., Fleischer, C.A., & Zupan, M. (2006). Study on the collapse of pin-reinforced foam sandwich panel cores, Experimental Mechanics, 46, 197-204, 2006.
Zupan, M., Deshpande, V.S., & Fleck, N.A. (2004). The collapse of woven core sandwich beams. European Journal of Mechanics A/Solids, 23, 411-421.
Zupan, M., & Hemker, K.J. (2003). Yielding behavior of aluminum-rich single crystalline gamma-TiAl. Acta Materialia, 51(20), 6277-6290.
Zupan, M., Ashby, M.F., Fleck, N.A. (2002). Actuator classification and selection – the development of a database, Journal of Advanced Engineering Materials, 4(12), 933-940.
Zupan, M., & Hemker, K.J. (2002). Application of fourier transform to the interferometric strain/displacement gage. Experimental Mechanics, 42(12), 214-221.
Zupan, M., Hayden, M.J., Boehlert, C.J., & Hemker, K.J. (2001). Development of high temperature microsample testing, Experimental Mechanics, 41(3), 242-247.