Phone Number: 215-898-4591
Office: 112 Towne
Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Pennsylvania (Expected 2017)
M.Sc., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Pennsylvania (2015)
B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Lafayette College (2012)
Currently, I study stress-driven deformation mechanisms in disordered materials. Systems include bulk metallic glass, amorphous carbon, and deposited nanoparticles. Previous and ongoing research projects include nanotribology, biomechanics, and pedagogy.
- T.D.B. Jacobs, J.A. Lefever, and R.W. Carpick. A technique for the experimental determination of the length and strength of adhesive interactions between effectively rigid materials, Tribology Letters [Accepted].
- T.D.B. Jacobs, J.A. Lefever, and R.W. Carpick. Measurement of the length and strength of adhesive interactions in a nanoscale silicon-diamond interface, Advanced Materials Interfaces (2015).
- T.D.B. Jacobs, K.E. Ryan, P.L. Keating, D.S. Grierson, J.A. Lefever, K.T. Turner, J.A. Harrison, and R.W. Carpick. The effect of atomic-scale roughness on the adhesion of nanoscale asperities: a combined simulation and experimental investigation, Tribology Letters (2013) 50:81–93.
- J.A. Lefever, J.J. García, and J.H. Smith. A patient-specific, finite element model for noncommunicating hydrocephalus capable of large deformation, Journal of Biomechanics (2013) 46:1447–1453.