Andrew GrossEngineer & Academic

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andrewgross@g.harvard.edu

About Me

/Who Am I

Pursuing science and engineering to improve the human condition is the compass that guides my work. This mission has pushed me through graduate school and now to Harvard where I currently reside as a postdoctoral fellow in Katia Bertoldi’s group. I am searching for a faculty position where I can set firm roots and grow a productive team that both enriches the local community and benefits humanity through tangible technological progress.

Scientists discover the world that exists; engineers create the world that never was.

- Theodore von Karman -

Research Interests

/What I’m into

ARCHITECTED MATERIALS

Architected materials can achieve physical properties beyond those found in nature. I am simulating their mechanical properties to better understand, design, and deploy them. I am advancing techniques to fabricate them at the nanoscale, coupling the best designs with the spectacular properties of nanoscale constituents.

MODEL CALIBRATION

Engineers depend on tools like finite element models for too many things to mention. The advancement of these tools has outpaced our ability to reasonably and accurately calibrate modern material models. I am integrating simulations with full field experimental techniques to fill the gap and enable existing modeling techniques to reach their full potential.

MATERIAL CHARACTERIZATION

Effective material models rely on knowledge of the physical mechanisms that dominate the response. I am conducting mechanical tests with in situ microscopy to determine the unique behavior of nano-architected materials and observe the processes that occur during extreme deformation in structural metals.

Institutions

/Where I’ve been

Next: Faculty
Sep 2015

Harvard University

Postdoctoral Fellow

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences — Material Science & Mechanical Engineering

The University of Texas at Austin

Ph.D.

Aerospace Engineering

Aug 2015
May 2010

Iowa State University

Bachelor of Science

Aerospace Engineering

Publications

/What I’ve written

Vasios, N., Gross, A., Soifer, S., Overvelde, J., & Bertoldi, K. (2018). Harnessing viscous flow to simplify the actuation of fluidic soft robots. Submitted manuscript.

Gross, A., Pantidis, P., Bertoldi, K., & Gerasimidis, S. (2019). Correlation between topology and elastic
properties of imperfect truss-lattice materials. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 124, 577-598.

Gross, A., & Ravi-Chandar, K. (2017). On the deformation and failure of Al 6061-T6 in plane strain tension evaluated through in situ microscopy. International Journal of Fracture, 1–26.

Gross, A., & Ravi-Chandar, K. (2016). On the deformation and failure of Al 6061-T6 at low triaxiality evaluated through in situ microscopy. International Journal of Fracture, 200 (1-2), 185–208.

Boyce, B., …, Gross, A., et al. (2016). The second sandia fracture challenge: predictions of ductile failure under quasi-static and moderate-rate dynamic loading. International Journal of Fracture, 198 (1-2), 5–100.

Gross, A., & Ravi-Chandar, K. (2016). Prediction of ductile failure in Ti–6Al–4V using a local strain-to-failure criterion. International Journal of Fracture, 198 (1-2), 221–245.

Gross, A., & Ravi-Chandar, K. (2015). On the extraction of elastic–plastic constitutive properties from three-dimensional deformation measurements. Journal of Applied Mechanics, 82 (7), 071013.

Boyce, B. L., …, Gross, A., et al. (2014). The sandia fracture challenge: blind round robin predictions of ductile tearing. International Journal of Fracture, 186 (1-2), 5–68.

Gross, A., & Ravi-Chandar, K. (2014). Prediction of ductile failure using a local strain-to-failure criterion. International Journal of Fracture, 186 (1-2), 69–91.

Teaching Experience

/What I’ve taught

Assistant Instructor – The University of Texas at Austin (Spring 2014 semester)

  •   Developed and taught a course on mechanics of materials with approximately 100 students
  •   Managed a team of teaching assistants

Teaching Assistant – The University of Texas at Austin (August 2010-May 2015)

  •   Managed laboratory setup and led student sessions for a course on measurements (4 semesters)
  •   Led laboratory sessions for a course on material property testing (1 semester)
  •   Conducted recitation sessions for a mechanics of materials course (3 semesters)

Conferences

/Where I’ve presented

Gross, A. and Bertoldi, K. Ultralight, Highly Compressible Nanoscale Lattice-Truss Materials, European
Solid Mechanics Conference, Bologna, Italy, July 2, 2018.

Gross, A. and Bertoldi, K. Ultralight, Highly Compressible Nanoscale Lattice-Truss Materials, ASME
International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Tampa, FL, Nov. 8 2017.

Gross, A. and Bertoldi, K. Fabrication and Mechanical Properties of Slender Nanoscale Lattice-Truss
Materials, Society of Engineering Science, Boston, MA, July 27, 2017.

Gross, A. and Bertoldi, K. Design, fabrication, and testing of low-density, high-strength, defect resistant
materials, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Phoenix, AZ, Nov. 17
2016.

Gross, A., and K. Bertoldi, Design fabrication, and testing of low-density, high strength materials, Society
of Engineering Science, Hyattsville, MD, Oct. 3, 2016.

Gross, A., and Ravi-Chandar, K. Confronting the ambiguity of inverse methodologies: the role of the objective
function, Society for Experimental Mechanics, Costa Mesa, CA, June 9, 2015.

Gross, A. and Ravi-Chandar, K. On the extraction of elastic-plastic constitutive properties from
three-dimensional deformation measurements, AmeriMech Symposium, Austin, TX, Dec. 12, 2014.

Gross, A. and Ravi-Chandar, K. Coupling full eld deformation measurements and FEM for material
characterization, Society for Experimental Mechanics, Greenville, SC, June 4, 2014.

Gross, A. and Ravi-Chandar, K. Extraction of material properties from 3-D deformation measurements,
ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, San Diego, CA, Nov. 18, 2013.