People

Principal Investigator

Assistant professor, mechanical and aerospace engineering
Email: brandon.runnels@uccs.eduWeb: solids.uccs.eduPhone: (719) 255-3430Office: OCSE A431Address: 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy, Colorado Springs CO, 80198

Graduate Students

Daniel Bugas

PhD Student

Office
: OCSE A351
Project: Multiscale simulation of microstructure evolution using network plasticity

Baburaj Kanagarajan

PhD Student

Office
: OCSE A351
Project: Solid phase simulation of AP/HTPB propellant

Emma Schmidt

PhD Student

Office
: OCSE A351
Project: Gas phase simulation of AP/HTPB propellant

Estanislao Ortiz Escoriza

MS Student

Office
: OCSE A351
Project: Machine learning methods for incipient spall void detection

Former Students

Masters Students

  • Faraz Saleem, M.S. 2018
    Thesis:
    Investigating thermomechanical properties of fluoride-aluminum nanocomposites through atomistic simulations

  • Josep Maria Gras Ribot, M.S. 2018
    Thesis:
    Modeling grain goundary anisotropy-driven microstructural evolution with arbitrary grain orientation and adaptive mesh refinement

  • Sabine Zentgraf, M.S. 2020
    Thesis:
    Automation of grain boundary void detection to study effects of grain boundary anisotropy on intergranular failure during shock loading

Undergraduate Students

  • Justin Miller, B.S. 2019

  • Dylan Morris, B.S. 2019

Visiting Students

  • Mahi Gokuli, B.S. 2021, California Institute of Technology (Caltech SURF)

  • Guillem Serrano Delgado, B.S. 2018, Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Balsells Mobility)

  • Mónica Ayuso Martinez, B.S. 2017, Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Balsells Mobility)


Group Pictures

Group Hike: Mt Yale

July 10, 2021

Group Hike: Greys and Torreys Peaks

August 3 2019

Group Lunch at California Pizza Kitchen

April 6 2018