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David Clarke

Prof. David R. Clarke

Extended Tarr Family Professor of Materials

David R. Clarke is the inaugural holder of the Extended Tarr Family Professor of Materials in the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Cambridge, a B.Sc. in Applied Sciences from Sussex University and was awarded a ScD from the University of Cambridge.... Read more about David R. Clarke

Harvard Science and Engineering Complex
Room 2.212
150 Western Avenue
Boston, MA 02134
p: 617-495-4140
Victor Champagne

Victor Champagne

Ph.D. candidate in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
My research is in the area of thermal barrier coatings for turbine blades where I am developing materials that minimize radiative heat transfer while maintaining low thermal conductivity for improved engine performance.... Read more about Victor Champagne
Harvard Science & Engineering Complex
150 Western Ave
Room 2.208-01/B
Boston, MA 02134
p: 508-713-1730
Kezi Cheng

Kezi Cheng

Ph.D. candidate in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

My research is on the study of dielectric elastomers to tune unique optical, mechanical, and electronic properties for a range of potential applications, from controlling the wettability of surfaces to tunable light scattering of windows.... Read more about Kezi Cheng

Harvard Science & Engineering Complex
150 Western Ave
Room 2.208-01/B
Boston, MA 02134
p: 347-631-7147
Zoey Davidson

Zoey Davidson

Postdoctoral Fellow in Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering
Zoey received his PhD in soft matter physics at the University of Pennsylvania and then moved to the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems where he developed electrically driven liquid crystal elastomer actuators.... Read more about Zoey Davidson
Harvard Science & Engineering Complex
150 Western Ave
Room 2.208-01/B
Boston, MA 02134
Gino Domel

Gino Domel

Ph.D. candidate in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
My research is on dielectric elastomer devices and how their shape-morphing ability can be used to improve their aerodynamic efficiency in fluid flow.
Harvard Science & Engineering Complex
150 Western Ave
Room 2.208-01/B
Boston, MA 02134
p: 224-623-7611
Ehsan Hajiesmaili

Ehsan Hajiesmaili

Ph.D. candidate in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

My research is focused on making dielectric elastomer (DE) devices. I also use computational methods for designing them and to understand their physics.... Read more about Ehsan Hajiesmaili

Harvard Science & Engineering Complex
150 Western Ave
Room 2.208-01/B
Boston, MA 02134
p: 617-712-5951
Matthias Kollosche

Matthias Kollosche

Fellow in Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering

Matthias studied Physics at the University of Potsdam in Germany. After graduation, he continued his research in the field of Applied Physics and focused on dielectric failure and voltage induced mechanic instability phenomena of elastomers and Dielectric Elastomer Actuators (DEAs), soft voltage-controlled capacitors also known as “artificial muscles”. ... Read more about Matthias Kollosche

Harvard Science & Engineering Complex
150 Western Avenue
Room 2.208-01/B
Boston, MA 02134
p: 617-751-8499
Jane Salant

Jane Salant

Faculty Administrator
Harvard Science and Engineering Complex
150 Western Avenue, Room 2.401
Boston, MA 02134
p: 617-496-8119
Office Hours: 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM