You are here

L. Catherine Brinson


Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Contact Information:

  • Office Location: 3379 Fciemas Building, Duke Campus, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: (919) 660-5310
  • Email Address:
  • Websites:


  • Ph.D. California Institute of Technology, 1990
  • M.S. California Institute of Technology, 1986

Courses Taught:

  • BME 526: Elasticity (GE, BB)
  • CEE 521: Elasticity (GE, BB)

In the News:

Representative Publications:

  • Paul, PP; Paranjape, HM; Amin-Ahmadi, B; Stebner, AP; Dunand, DC; Brinson, LC, Effect of machined feature size relative to the microstructural size on the superelastic performance in polycrystalline NiTi shape memory alloys, Materials Science and Engineering: A, vol 706 (2017), pp. 227-235 [10.1016/j.msea.2017.09.016] [abs].
  • Huang, Y; Zhao, H; Wang, Y; Ratcliff, T; Breneman, C; Brinson, LC; Chen, W; Schadler, LS, Predicting the breakdown strength and lifetime of nanocomposites using a multi-scale modeling approach, Journal of Applied Physics, vol 122 no. 6 (2017), pp. 065101-065101 [10.1063/1.4997720] [abs].
  • Zhang, M; Askar, S; Torkelson, JM; Brinson, LC, Stiffness Gradients in Glassy Polymer Model Nanocomposites: Comparisons of Quantitative Characterization by Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Atomic Force Microscopy, Macromolecules, vol 50 no. 14 (2017), pp. 5447-5458 [10.1021/acs.macromol.7b00917] [abs].
  • Bessa, M; Bostanabad, R; Liu, Z; Hu, A; Apley, DW; Brinson, C; Chen, W; Liu, W, A framework for data-driven analysis of materials under uncertainty: Countering the curse of dimensionality, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, vol 320 (2017), pp. 633-667 [10.1016/j.cma.2017.03.037] [abs].
  • Paranjape, HM; Paul, PP; Sharma, H; Kenesei, P; Park, J-S; Duerig, TW; Brinson, LC; Stebner, AP, Influences of granular constraints and surface effects on the heterogeneity of elastic, superelastic, and plastic responses of polycrystalline shape memory alloys, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, vol 102 (2017), pp. 46-66 [10.1016/j.jmps.2017.02.007] [abs].

Affiliate Topics in Materials Research: