Gary Simpson

Interests: My research interests include high-strain-rate failure and deformation mechanics, ballistic impact/perforation, and localization in structures under dynamic loadings. The peculiarities of a dynamic response can provide unexpected benefits or catastrophic shortcomings; either way, they need to be understood. My experience is primarily experimental but I believe integrated experiment and computational modeling gives the best chance to yield robust and meaningful insight. I also like to fish, play golf and work in the woodshop, all of which can be just as frustrating or rewarding as research itself.


B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology


B.S. Physics Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology


M.S. Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas at Austin


Johns Hopkins University

Ph.D Student



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