Horacio Dante Espinosa#


Horacio Dante Espinosa
Email:espinosa 'at' northwestern.edu
Membership Number:5009
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES
Section:PHYSICS & ENGINEERING SCIENCES
Username:hespinosa
Elected:2019
Homepage: http://clifton.mech.northwestern.edu/~espinosa



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2015 - 2018 Director, Institute for Cellular Engineering Technologies (iCET)
  • 2016 - present Professor of Biomedical Engineering
  • 2013 - 2015 Faculty Director of Nano/Microfabrication core facility (NUFAB), Northwestern University
  • 2011 Stephen Timoshenko Visiting Professor (sabbatical), Stanford University
  • 2009 - present James N. and Nancy J. Farley Professor in Manufacturing and Entrepreneurship
  • 2007 - present Director, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Program, Northwestern University
  • 2004 - present Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University
  • 2000 - 2004 Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University
  • 1998 - 1999 Visiting Professor (sabbatical), Eng. and Appl. Sci., Harvard University
  • 1997 - 1999 Associate Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University
  • 1992 - 1997 Assistant Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University
  • 1980 - 1985: Structural Engineer and consultant for various companies

Fields of Scholarship
  • Multiscale Experimentation and Modeling: Bridging scales from nano to macro
  • Bioinspired materials: Building on the strength of nature
  • Engineered Cell Access and Analysis: Interfacing nanoengineering and medicine
  • Single-Cell Studies: Probing life at the single-cell level
  • Nanoelectronics: Developing tomorrow's devices
  • Energy Harvesting: Knowledge for future nanowire technology
  • Dynamic Failure of Materials: Maximizing blast and fragment protection

Honours and Awards
  • 2019 Prager Medal, Society of Engineering Science
  • 2016 Murray Medal, Society for Experimental Mechanics
  • 2015 Thurston Lecture Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • 2013 Fellow, American Academy for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • 2013 - 2016 Member, National Academies Panel on Materials Science and Engineering to advise the Army Research Lab
  • 2013 Sia Nemat-Nasser award, Society for Experimental Mechanics
  • 2012 Elected president, Society of Engineering Science
  • 2011 Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Engineering
  • 2010 Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts
  • 2010 Elected member, U.S. National Committee of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
  • 2008 - present Elected member of the Society of Engineering Science Board of Directors
  • 2008 Fellow, Society for Experimental Mechanics
  • 2008 Lazan Medal, Society for Experimental Mechanics
  • 2007 SES Junior Medal, Society of Engineering Science
  • 2005 Hetenyi Award, Society for Experimental Mechanics
  • 2004 Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • 2002 Junior Award, American Academy of Mechanics
  • 2001 Fellow, American Academy of Mechanics
  • 1997 ONR-Young Investigator Award
  • 1996 NSF-CAREER Award

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