Research Award-Winning Faculty

Creative Research and Scholarship Award, Dr. Hareesh Tippur

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Selected annually by a panel of previous recipients and other faculty, the Creative Research and Scholarship Award is an Auburn University Faculty Award recognizing faculty who have distinguished themselves through research, scholarly works and creative contributions among the categories of fine arts, liberal arts, architecture and design, business, social/human sciences biomedical sciences, engineering and agriculture.

Dr. Hareesh Tippur, the McWayne Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, has taught at Auburn for 29 years. He is recognized for his research in the area of solid mechanics and novel/non-traditional materials as well as optical sensors used in studying material fractures. Tippur received his doctoral degree at the State University of New York, Stony Brook and did post-doctoral research at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. Tippur is passionate about his research and his teaching and mentoring of students. He says that the next generation of engineers faces a fast-paced, globalized and highly competitive career environment that requires life-long learning and rapid adaptation. Presently, he is working on two funded research projects for the Army Research Office in dynamic failure mechanics of layered architectures using novel full-field optical methods and non-contact optical metrology instrumentation for failure characterization of transparent armor materials.

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