People

JASON PATRICK, PhD
Group Director
jfpatric@ncsu.edu

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Dr. Patrick is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) with an affiliate appointment in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) and member of the Center for Additive Manufacturing and Logistics (CAMAL) at North Carolina State University. He is interested in the development of multifunctional, structural composites to address interdisciplinary challenges in modern aerospace, automotive, civil, energy, and naval applications.

Dr. Patrick received both his BS and MS degrees in Civil Engineering at North Carolina State University and a PhD in Structural Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology before returning to NC State as a faculty member.

 

GRADUATE STUDENTS

URMI DEVI
PhD Student

Urmi received both her BS (2013) and MS (2016) degrees in Civil Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. She is an instructor on academic leave at Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology.

 

 

 

 

SANDEEP KUMAR
PhD Student

Sandeep received his BE degree from B.M.S College of Engineering Bangalore (2011) and MS degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (2014), both in Mechanical Engineering. He worked as a design engineer for GE Transportation prior to pursuing doctoral studies.

 

 

 

 

 

ZACHARY PHILLIPS
PhD Student

Zach received his BS (2017) in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University and is now pursuing a doctoral degree. He was awarded a departmental research scholarship to study the effect of microvascular networks on mechanical properties of fiber-reinforced polymer composites.

 

 

 

 

ALEXANDER SNYDER
PhD Student

Al received his BS in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (2015) and MS Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northern Illinois University (2017). In addition to university research, he works for John Deere as a product development engineer in heat transfer and fluid dynamics.

 

 

 

 

JACK TURICEK
PhD Student

Jack received his BS (2021) in Mechanical Engineering from the Milwuakee School of Engineering and is now pursuing a doctoral degree. He was awarded the prestigious Provost’s Doctoral Fellowship from NCSU.

 

 

 

 

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

JOHN HINSLEY
BS Student

John is pursuing his BS in Civil Engineering with an expected graduation of December 2022. He has been awarded departmental funding to investigate the multifunctional properties of polymer nanocomposites.

 

 

 

 

 

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

AJAY LICARDO
HS Student

Ajay is part of the Mentorship Research Program at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) and plans on studying engineering in college.

 

 

 

 

 

OPEN POSITIONS

Graduate research assistant position(s) are currently available in the Multifunctional Composites Group. These positions require a strong theoretical and experimental background with expertise in structural mechanics, processing and characterization of polymer based fiber-composites. The applicant will be part of an interdisciplinary team focused on the creation of novel materials systems with multifunctional response.

Qualified applicants should prepare a single .pdf application file containing:
(1) cover letter, (2) current curriculum vitae, if available (3) copy of one archival paper for which the applicant is first author. This paper should be representative of the applicant’s best, most relevant work.

Applications should be submitted via email to: jfpatric@ncsu.edu

Highly motivated undergraduates who are interested in getting involved with our research should contact Dr. Patrick via email to determine funding and project availability.