John Paul Mikhail
One of the most interesting things about polymers is their incredible diversity of useful properties, which has allowed them to replace many traditional materials for various applications. The problem of interest to this work is the design of materials capable of protecting against and withstanding the extreme deformation caused by shock waves, which can permanently damage most traditional materials. Molecular dynamics and other techniques are used to understand high stress and strain-rate response of nanostructured, polymeric systems. The compositional dependence of these systems on their deformation mechanisms is studied to aid in the design of the next generation of materials with superior shock mitigation properties.
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M.S. in Chemical Engineering Practice, MIT (2018)
B.E. in Chemical & Molecular Engineering and Applied Mathematics & Statistics, Stony Brook University (2017)
Hometown: Nesconset, NY