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I am a postdoctoral scholar at the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories of the California Institute of Technology (GALCIT). Currently I am working with Prof. Sergio Pellegrino on constitutive modeling and experiments of large deformation and instabilities of polymer thin films.

I obtained my Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering in Dec. 2012 with Profs. Martin Ostoja-Starzewski and Iwona Jasiuk, at the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), as well as M.S. degrees in Mathematics and in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. My doctoral research studied mechanics of fractal and random materials, including theoretical modeling, computational implementations and experimental characterizations on broad topics: continuum models of fractal microstructured materials, finite element simulations and analysis of elastic-plastic transitions in random heterogeneous materials, micro-CT characterization and 3D image visualizations for multi-scale modeling of bones.

My research interests are in interdisciplinary fields of applied mathematics, solid and computational mechanics, condensed matter physics and biomechanics. I seek to develop theoretical analysis tools along with advanced computational techniques and experimental characterizations for the design, optimization and assessment of novel materials and structures in various applications.

  Jun Li
  California Institute of Technology
  1200 E California Blvd, MC 301-46
  Pasadena, CA 91125
  Tel: 626-395-4452
  Email: junli@caltech.edu

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