About John Dolbow
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A Brief Introduction
I am the Yoh Family Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Duke University.
I was born in the great state of New Hampshire on October 25th, 1972. I grew up in the state and attended Goffstown Area High School. In the summer of 1990, I took a course in Advanced Physics in the
Advanced Studies Program at St. Paul's School in Concord, N.H.
I then attended the University of New Hampshire as a Granite State Scholar, where I majored in Mechanical Engineering, and was a member of the UNH
Crew Team. After dabbling in research in the area of finite element methods, I decided to attend graduate school and study Theoretical and Applied Mechanics at Northwestern University. I finished my PhD at Northwestern in the summer of 1999, and joined the faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Duke University in the subsequent fall. My research is focused on the development of new numerical methods that enable the investigation of emerging theories in applied mechanics, with particular emphasis on the important role played by interfaces and defects. Please view my lab web page for more details.
- Born on October 25, 1972 in Nashua, NH.
- Home: Goffstown, NH
- Current Residence: Durham, NC
- Wife: Alice B. Sy (another ASP alum!)
- Daughters: Maddox Louise and Zoe Pless
- 1995 Graduated from the University of New Hampshire, Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
- Summer 1995: Worked with Dr. Michael Gosz at the University of New Hampshire to develop domain integrals for extracting mixed-mode SIF's from three-dimensional bimaterial interfaces.
- September 1995 - August 1999: PhD student in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics at Northwestern
- May 1996 - August 1999: Research Assistant to Dr.Ted Belytschko.
- September 1997 - August 1999: Computational Science Graduate Fellow for the US Department of Energy.
- Summer 1998 - Research Assistant to Dr. Gary Dilts in the Hydrodynamics Methods Group of the Applied Theoretical & Computational Physics Division of Los Alamos National Laboratories.
- Summer 1999 Completed PhD Thesis - "An Extended Finite Element Method with Discontinuous Enrichment for Applied Mechanics"
- Fall 1999 : Joined faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering
at Duke University
- Summer 2006: Promoted to Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Duke University
- Fall 2008: Visiting Professor at Harvard University
- Spring 2009: Faculty Sabbatical at Sandia National Laboratories
- Summer 2009: Named Mary Milus Yoh and Harold L. Yoh Jr. Associate Professor
- August 2009: Appointed Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Summer 2010: Promoted to Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Duke University
- Gallagher Young Investigator Award, 2005.
- Robert J. Melosh Award for the best student paper in Finite Element Analysis, 1999.
- Elected Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, 1994.
Download my full CV
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Here is a list of my publications and their abstracts.
Yoh Family Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Durham, NC 27708-0287
Office: (919) 660-5202, Fax: (919) 660-5219
Email: jdolbow AT duke DOT edu, Web: http://www.duke.edu/~jdolbow