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Luis Dorfmann

Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Adjunct Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Mechanics of Soft Materials Lab

Luis Dorfmann

Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Adjunct Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Mechanics of Soft Materials Lab

Phone 617-627-6137
Anderson Hall, Room 308
200 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Research: 
mathematical models of material behavior, nonlinear magneto- and electromechanical interactions, biomechanics of soft materials, rubber elasticity and inelasticity, material science
Biography: 

Luis Dorfmann is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tufts School of Engineering. He leads the Mechanics of Soft Materials Lab.

Education: 
Ph.D., Structural Mechanics, University of California, Los Angeles, 1992
M.Sc., Structural Mechanics, University of California, Los Angeles, 1989
Laurea, Structural Engineering, University of Padova, 1987
Professional Experience: 
2016-present:

Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering

2005-2016:

Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering

Research Interests: 

Luis Dorfmann's research interests include nonlinear magneto-and electroelastic deformations, mechanics of rubberlike solids, fiber-reinforced composites, mechanics of biological tissues, and mechanics of biocompatible materials.

Selected Professional Activities: 
Licensed Professional Engineer, CA Certificate 60775
Teaching/Courses Taught: 
Strength of Materials
Mechanical Behavior of Materials
Biomechanics of Soft Tissue
Nonlinear Finite Element Methods