Kimberly Andes (Leonard)

My primary research interests are in the failure of brittle materials, including ceramics and quartz. I am an experimentalist with focus on using indentation and a multi-axial Kolsky bar. In particular, I am focusing on understanding amorphization, a critical mechanism in the high energy failure of Boron Carbide. For fun, I love hiking, reading, beach volleyball and playing with my dog.


B.S.E. Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science: Duke University

M.Sc. Solid Mechanics: Johns Hopkins University

Ph.D. candidate: Johns Hopkins University



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