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Phone: 919-515-0481 Email: chris_bobko@ncsu.eduOffice: 412 Mann Hall  MapWebsite: www4.ncsu.edu/~cpbobko/

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Dr Christopher Bobko

Associate Professor

Dr Bobko is interested in combining small-scale experimental techniques with multiscale modeling of the complex porous composite materials often encountered in civil engineering, including cements, rocks, and fiber-reinforced composites

  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University

In general, I am interested in the mechanical behavior of materials, with a specific interest in the complex porous materials encountered in civil engineering. The eventual goal of my research program is to discover and apply a new fundamental understanding of the materials used in civil engineering for the improvement of engineering performance, including durability and sustainability, at structural scales.

I am primarily an experimentalist, with a specific interest in experimental micromechanics, which takes advantage of advanced measurement techniques such as nanoindentation and atomic force microscopy to study the mechanical behavior of complex materials at small scales. At the same time, experimentation and modeling motivate and inform each other and work together to help obtain a deeper understanding of material problems.

Recent Research Projects for Bobko

  • CAREER: The Evolutionary Mechanics of Rapid Movement — 04/29/15 - 10/15/15 Details
  • Probing the Nanomechanics of Engineered Three-Dimensional Nanostructures — 07/01/14 - 06/30/15 Details
  • EAGER: Submicron Fracture Toughness Measurements for Cement Paste Using Focused Ion Beam (FIB) and Nanoindentation — 05/15/14 - 12/31/16 Details
  • Nanotechnology for Shales and Polymers in Australia's Energy Sector — 08/16/13 - 08/14/14 Details
  • Measuring Mechanical Properties of Tantalum Powder and Tantalum Power Granular Composites Using Nanoindentation — 11/01/12 - 08/15/13 Details
  • Nanoindentation Investigation of Asphalt Concrete Adhesion and Viscoelasticity — 07/01/11 - 06/30/12 Details
  • Crack Free Mass Concrete Footings on Bridges in Coastal Environments — 08/16/11 - 10/31/12 Details

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Structural Engineering and Mechanics

Mechanics and Materials

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