Prof. Hutchens gives departmental seminar at the University of Iowa

As part of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering department’s departmental seminar series, Prof. Hutchens gave a talk on injection-initiated fracture, also known as the cavitation rheology technique. She presented on how to obtain fracture energy for ultrasoft materials, having < kPa moduli, as detailed in her recent Soft Matter article with postdoc advisor Al Crosby. She then showed recent results on quantifying and predicting crack morphologies obtained by undergraduate researcher Steven Yang.

U-Iowa Departmental Seminar Series