Daniel Gianola

Skirkanich Assistant Professor of Innovation
Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)
Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM)

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Honors and Awards:  NSF CAREER Award - 2011, Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship - 2007

Dan's interests lie in the area of nanomechanics, and his research program focuses on understanding, modeling and predicting the mechanical response of advanced materials at reduced length scales. His experimental studies use new methodologies for the quantitative mechanical testing of materials at the nanoscale and state-of-the-art electron microscopy techniques to observe the processes that govern their behavior. Dan arrives at Penn after completing his post-doc studies as a Humboldt Fellow at Karlsruhe where is working with Dr. Cynthia Volkert and Dr. Oliver Kraft. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University where he focused on deformation mechanism in thin films with Dr. Kevin Hemker and Dr. William Sharpe Jr.

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PhD Mechanical Engineering Johns Hopkins University

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