AE Welcomes New Faculty Member Michael Mello
Michael Mello is an Assistant Professor who has joined the Structures and Materials Disciplinary Group.
Professor Mello received his B.S. in Physics from Bridgewater State University in 1985 and an M.S. in Optics from the University of Rochester in 1988. His roots in the field of solid mechanics trace back to Brown University where he worked as a research engineer in the Division of Engineering from 1988-1997. Following his tenure at Brown, Mike was a Sr. Electronics Packaging engineer at Intel Corporation where he went on to develop and manage the company's lead packaging mechanics laboratory. In 2006 Mike left Intel to pursue a PhD in Aeronautics at Cal Tech, which he obtained in 2012.
Mike's current research interests lie within the broad field of experimental solid mechanics, with a particular focus on micro-mechanics of space electronics and the development of optical techniques for the dynamic and thermo-mechanical characterization of novel engineering materials, and aerospace structures.