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Perry H. Leo
Professor, Department Head

Perry Leo

Contact information
Office: 107A Akerman Hall
Phone: 612-625-0535
E-mail: phleo (at) umn.edu

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Professor Leo’s research involves theoretical and computational analysis of multiphase solids.  Examples include metal and ceramic alloys, smart materials, composite materials and biological materials.  Leo’s work aims to understand how the underlying microstructures of these materials influence their strength, fracture and fatigue resistance, and electrical and magnetic properties.   Leo’s research papers include specific contributions to crystalline interfaces, biomaterials, pattern formation and solid state phase transformations.

Degrees

B.S., Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, summa cum laude Duke University, 1980
M.E., Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science, Carnegie Mellon University, 1983
Ph.D., Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science, Carnegie Mellon University, 1987

Experience

2014 - Present: Department Head
2006 - 2014: Director of Graduate Studies
2001 - Present: Professor, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota
1999 - 2014: Associate Department Head, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota
1995 - 1998: Director of Undergraduate Studies, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota
1999: Short term position at California Institute of Technology, Div. of Engineering
1998 - 1999: Short term position at Max-Planck Institute for Math in the Sciences
1994 - 2001: Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota
1988 - 1994: Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota
1994 - Present: Associate Fellow, Minnesota Supercomputer Institute
1992: Associate Faculty, Center for Interfacial Engineering, University of MN
1992: Senior Member, Center for Nonlinear Analysis, Carnegie Mellon University
1987 - 1988: Post-doctoral Research Associate, Carnegie Mellon University

Five Recent Publications

  • 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, (Journal Article) More Details
  • P.H.Leo, Ana Rasetti, 2010, Morphological stability of diffusion couples under electric current, Journal of Electronic Materials, 39, pp. 2687-2695, (Journal Article) More Details
  • Fang-I Li, P.H.Leo, J.A.Barnard, 2008, Dendrimer pattern formation in evaporating drops: solvent, size and concentration effects, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 112, pp. 14266-14273, (Journal Article) More Details
  • Fang-I Li, P.H.Leo, J.A.Barnard, 2008, Temperature dependent formation of dendrimer islands from ring structures, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 112, pp. 16497-16504, (Journal Article) More Details
  • Shuwang Li, John S. Lowengrub, Perry H. Leo, 2007, A rescaling scheme with application to the long-time simulation of viscous fingering in a Hele–Shaw cell, Journal of Computational Physics, (Journal Article) More Details, Request PDF

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Honors and Fellowships

IT Student Board Outstanding Professor, 2002
IT Student Board Outstanding Professor, 2001
IT Student Board Outstanding Professor, 2000
Bush Foundation Sabbatical Fellowship, 1998
Alcoa Foundation Fellowship, 1990
Carnegie Fellowship, 1981
Dow Fellowship, 1980
Thomas J. Watson National Merit Scholarship, 1977

Scientific and Professional Societies

Society for Natural Philosophy
American Academy of Mechanics
The Metallurgical Society of AIME
The American Society for Metals
Sigma Xi

Subjects and Courses Taught

Undergraduate
AEM 3031 -- Deformable Body Mechanics
AEM 4501 -- Aerospace Structures
AEM 4511 -- Mechanics of Composite Materials
Graduate
AEM 5501 -- Continuum Mechanics
AEM 5503 -- Theory of Elasticity
AEM 8880 -- Plan B Project
Curriculum Vitae  

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