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Dean Mark Horstemeyer

Dean, School of Engineering

 

Education

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1995
  • M.S. in Engineering Mechanics, Ohio State University, 1987
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Magna Cum Laude), West Virginia University, 1985

 

 

 

Biography

Dean Horstemeyer joined Liberty University in January 2019 bringing 30 years of industrial, national laboratory, and academic experience after working at Owens Corning Fiberglas, Sandia National Labs, and Mississippi State University.

Mark has demonstrated strong leadership in creating and implementing strategies into the research and academic process. He has published over 500 journal articles, conference papers, books, and technical reports with a citation impact h-factor of over 60 with over 12,000 total citations.

He has been invited to give over 150 lectures throughout the world and has mentored over 150 graduate students and post-doctoral researchers.

Research Expertise

Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME), multiscale materials modeling, microstructure-property constitutive modeling, finite deformation inelasticity, damage evolution, fracture, fatigue, penetration and impact mechanics; atomistic simulations, finite element analysis, crashworthiness, high-rate deformation, biomechanics, geomechanics, cosmology, and bio-inspired design optimization.

Honors & Awards

  • Mechanical Engineering at Mississippi State University  Senior Research Award (2018)
  • European Union Academy of Sciences (2017)
  • Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA) Scientist of the Year Award-MSU Nominee (2015)
  • SouthEastern Conference University (SECU) Faculty of the Year Award-MSU Nominee  (2015)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow (2013)
  • Society of Automotive Engineering (SAE) Fellow (2012)
  • West Virginia University Distinguished Alumni Award (2012)
  • Giles Professor (Highest Honor at the University), Mississippi State University (2011)
  • Plasticity Research Award for Young Investigator, International Conference on Plasticity,  Puerta Vallarta, Mexico (2011)
  • Honorary Professor at Xihua University, Sichuan Province, Chengdu, China (2010)
  • American Society of  Metals (ASM) Fellow (2010)
  • Thomas French Alumni Achievement Award, Ohio State University (2009)
  • Ralph Powe Award Mississippi State University (highest university research award) (2008)
  • ASME Materials Division Chair (2007)
  • Society of Automotive Engineering (SAE) Teeter Award (2007)
  • National Leadership Entrepreneurial Award (2007)
  • American Society of  Mechanical Engineering (ASME) Fellow (2006)
  • Baseball Hall of Fame Physics of Baseball Panel (2004)
  • Appointed to ASME Materials Executive Board (2004)
  • Columbia Accident Investigation Board Consultant (2003)
  • American Foundry Society “Best Paper Award” (2003)
  • Chair Faculty position MSU (2002)
  • DOE Recognition Award (2000) USCAR work
  • R&D100 Award (2000) microstructure-property modeling
  • American Foundrymen’s Society Award (2000) casting modeling
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) (1996) technical recognition award
  • Sandia Doctoral Study Program (1993-1995) internal state variable plasticity
  • Sandia Award For Excellence (1992) finite element lethality studies
  • Sandia Award For Excellence (1990) weapons experiments
  • Sandia Award For Excellence (1989) weapons design

Teaching Experience

  • Taught “Mechanical Engineering Seminar for Graduate Students” (Fall 2013-16)
  • Taught “Continuum Mechanics” (Evaluation 4.5/5.0) (Fall 2014)
  • Introduced/taught “Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME)”
    • Spring 2017: Evaluation 4.2/5.0
    • Spring 2015: Evaluation 4.8/5.0
    • Fall 2012: Evaluation 4.8/5.0
    • Fall 2013: Evaluation 4.9/5.0
  • Initiated Distance Learning Graduate Degrees for Mechanics and Materials for BCOE (2011)
  • Taught “Finite Element Analysis”
    • Fall 2018: Evaluation: 4.1/5.0
    • Fall 2015: Evaluation 4.3/5.0
    • Spring 2012: Evaluation 4.2/5.0
  • Introduced “Automotive Certificate” with Molen, Jones, Steele, George, Bowden (Fall 2007)
  • Introduced “Automotive Engineering Course” with Molen, Jones, Steele, George, Bowden (Spring 2008)
  • Introduced and taught “Inelasticity” Course MSU
    • Spring 2016 (Evaluation: 4.8/5.0)
    • Spring 2014 (Evaluation: 4.6/5.0)
    • Fall 2006 (Evaluation: 4.5/5.0)
    • Spring 2005 (Evaluation: 4.4/5.0)
  • Coordinated Mechanics Courses with Working Group in ME, ASE, CE 2004-present
  • Taught “Advanced Mechanics of Materials” Course MSU
    • Spring 2013: Evaluation 4.3/5.0
    • Spring 2004: Evaluation: 4.1/5.0
  • Introduced and taught “Failure of Engineering Materials” Course at MSU
    • 2017
    • 2016: none
    • 2011: Evaluation: 4.4/5.0
    • 2010: Evaluation: 4.4/5.0
    • 2009: Evaluation: 4.5/5.0
    • 2008: Evaluation: 4.4/5.0
    • 2007: Evaluation: 4.42/5.0
    • 2005: Evaluation: 4.42/5.0
    • 2003: Evaluation: 4.42/5.
  • Restructured graduate course curriculum at MSU for solid mechanics in ASE, ME, and CE (2003)
  • Taught graduate level continuum mechanics course at GT (1995)
  • Taught strength of materials course at OSU (1986-87)
  • Taught instrumentation course at WVU (1985)

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