Dr. Ashley Spear Spoke at CISMMS and HEMI Co-sponsor Seminar on June 22, 2015.

Dr. Ashley Spear is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah and the Director of the Multiscale Mechanics & Materials Laboratory. She specializes in 3D deformation, fatigue, and fracture in polycrystalline aluminum by coupling diffraction-based characterization with crystal-plastic finite-element modeling. She received her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Cornell University, where she was a member of the Cornell Fracture Group and a NSF Graduate Research Fellow. She is a recent recipient of the Young Investigator Award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.


Dr. Spear introducing her field of work to members of the public.


Members of CISMMS and HEMI attending Dr. Spear’s talk.


Seminar was held in Latrobe Hall 106.