John D. Clayton

University of Maryland, USA


John D. Clayton holds a Ph.D. degree from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA (major is mechanics; minor is applied mathematics). He has served as a Staff Scientist in the Impact Physics Branch of the US Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, USA, since 2003. He also presently serves as Adjunct Faculty at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA, where he teaches a graduate course on finite element analysis. His research interests include mathematical physics, theoretical, and computational mechanics, materials science, solid-state physics, shock physics, and terminal ballistics. Clayton’s published works, including over 60 journal articles and two books, have covered diverse topics: applied differential geometry in mechanics, phase field theory, nonlinear elasticity, wave propagation, plasticity, fracture mechanics, electrostatics, and defect mechanics in metals, ceramics, and minerals.

Biography Updated on 24 January 2016

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