PIRLS  
 
search

ENME    PIRLS




Professor Hugh Bruck

Professor Hugh Bruck

 

Associate Professor Hugh Bruck has been recently elevated to the rank of Professor of Mechanical Engineering, effective July 1, 2010. This promotion is in recognition of his scholarly publications, research, teaching, and overall service to the engineering profession.

Bruck?s interests lie in polymer processing of functionally graded materials, smart materials, multifunctional materials, and nanocomposites; particulate material processing of functionally graded materials and nanocomposites; thin film processing of nanostructured functionally graded materials; finite element modeling of functionally graded and multifunctional materials; microstructural and mechanical characterization of functionally graded materials, smart materials, multifunctional materials, nanocomposites, and biologically inspired heterogeneous structures; and mathematical techniques for optimizing the design of functionally graded and multifunctional materials. He is most well known for the development and characterization of Functionally Graded Materials (FGMs) and nano-composites.

Bruck is currently completing research at the University?s Functionally Graded Materials (FGM) Development Lab where his group designs and fabricates FGMs for use in energetic and porous materials, smart structures and also microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices. Bruck has greatly contributed to the Laboratory?s development into a distinguished facility for this research.

In addition to numerous publications in his areas of expertise, Bruck has won several awards and honors for his research. In 2007, he won the Pi Tau Sigma Faculty Appreciation Award, and in 2006 he received the A.J. Durelli Innovative Young Researcher Award. Bruck is the Associate Editor of Experimental Mechanics and is a member of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Proposal Review Panel on Civil and Mechanical Systems.

Bruck received his Ph.D. in Materials Science/Applied Mechanics in 1995 from the California Institute of Technology. He received both his B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, in 1988 and 1989, respectively.

For more information on Dr. Bruck?s research, please visit his website.

Related Articles:
Riaz Promoted to Associate Professor
Herrmann Promoted to Professor
ME Alum Achieves Tenure
Hugh Bruck Appointed Director of Graduate Studies
Five Elevated to Full Professor

June 23, 2010


«Previous Story  

 

 

Current Headlines

Mechanical Engineering at ASME IMECE Conference

ME Alumni Awarded Clark School Early Career Award

ME Alumni Awarded Clark School Glenn L. Martin Medal

ME Professors Featured on IBM Business of Government Podcast

UMD Solar Decathlon Team Takes 1st Place in the U.S., 2nd Place in the World

Catalini and Leininger win 2017 GDF-Suez Chuck Edwards Memorial Fellowships

UMD Researchers Work to Mitigate Water Scarcity Crisis with Solar-Powered Devices Made of Wood

Graduate Student Panelist at International Student Event

University of Maryland School of Engineering Announces Unprecedented Investment from A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation

Empowering Voices in Engineering

 
 
Back to top  
PIRLS Home Clark School Home UMD Home ENME Home