Perry H. Leo

Perry Leo

Perry Leo

Professor, Department Head,
Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechancics

Contact

Akerman Hall
Rm 107A
110 Union Street SE

Minneapolis,

MN

55455

Education

Ph.D., Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science, Carnegie Mellon University, 1987

M.E., Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science, Carnegie Mellon University, 1983

B.S., Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, summa cum laude Duke University, 1980

Professional Background

Department Head, Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota, 2014-Present

Director of Graduate Studies, Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota, 2006-2014

Professor, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota, 2001-Present

Associate Department Head, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota, 1999-2014

Director of Undergraduate Studies, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota, 1995-1998

Short term position at California Institute of Technology, Div. of Engineering, 1999

Short term position at Max-Planck Institute for Math in the Sciences, 1998-1999

Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota, 1994-2001

Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota, 1988-1994

Associate Fellow, Minnesota Supercomputer Institute, 1994-Present

Associate Faculty, Center for Interfacial Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1992

Senior Member, Center for Nonlinear Analysis, Carnegie Mellon University, 1992

Post-doctoral Research Associate, Carnegie Mellon University, 1987-1988

Scientific & Professional Societies
Society for Natural Philosophy
American Academy of Mechanics
The Metallurgical Society of AIME
The American Society for Metals
Sigma Xi
Research Interests

Professor Leo studies phase transformation, pattern formation and material properties in complex, multiphase solids. Leo and his group use theoretical and numerical analysis to couple formation of microstructure in these materials to their properties, such as strength, fracture and fatigue resistance, and electrical and magnetic response. Leo’s work encompasses a range of materials, including composite materials, biological materials, metal alloys and liquid crystals.

Honors and Awards

2002: IT Student Board Outstanding Professor

2001: IT Student Board Outstanding Professor

2000: IT Student Board Outstanding Professor

1998: Bush Foundation Sabbatical Fellowship

1990: Alcoa Foundation Fellowship

1981: Carnegie Fellowship

1980: Dow Fellowship

1977: Thomas J. Watson National Merit Scholarship 

Selected Publications

Jung, N., Seo, H. W., Leo, P. H., Kim, J., Kim, P. & Yoo, C. S., 2017, Surfactant effects on droplet dynamics and deposition patterns: A lattice gas model, Soft Matter, Vol. 13, Issue 37, p. 6529-6541, (Journal Article) 

Leo, P. H., and Shield, T. W., 2016, A Lumped Energy Model for Crack Growth in Shape Memory Materials, Journal of Applied Mechanics, 83(3):031010-031010-7, (Journal Article) 

Valencia-Cardona, J. J. & Leo, P. H., 2016, Magnetoelastic properties of antiferromagnetically coupled magnetic composite media, Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, Article 54425, Volume 94, Issue 5, (Journal Article) 

Narina Jung, Chun Sang Yoo, and Perry H. Leo, 2014, Instability deposit patterns in an evaporating droplet, Journal of PHysical Chemistry, Vol. 118, Issue 9, p. 2535-2543, (Journal Article) 

Peng Zhou, W.C.Johnson, P.H.Leo, 2011, A sharp interface model of intermediate-phase growth under the influence of electromigration, Journal of Electronic Materials, 40, pp. 1876-1883