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Michael J. Frazier, Principle Investigator
Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder, 2015
M.S., University of Colorado, Boulder, 2011
B.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 2009

University of California, San Diego
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
9500 Gilman Drive, MC-0411
La Jolla, California 92093

office: Jacobs Hall (EBU I), Room 4201
email: mjfrazier[at]ucsd.edu

Short Biography

Michael Frazier joined Mechanical and Aerospace Department in the Fall of 2017 after completing his postdoctoral fellowship at ETH Zürich and the California Institute of Technology where his research focused the dynamics of materials with engineered nonlinear and multistable response. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder in the Fall of 2015 where, as a NSF Graduate Fellow, he investigated the impact and potential functionality of vibrational wave propagation in dissipative architected materials for which, in part, he received the 2013 John A. Vise Graduate Student Excellence Award. He has a bachelor’s degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor
University of California, San Diego
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Postdoctoral Scholar
ETH Zürich
Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering
Kochmann Research Group (Prof. Dennis Kochmann)

Postdoctoral Scholar
California Institute of Technology
Graduate Aerospace Laboratories
Kochmann Research Group (Prof. Dennis Kochmann)

Research Assistant
University of Colorado, Boulder
Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Phononics Lab (Prof. Mahmoud Hussein)

November 2017 — Present



June 2017 — September 2017




August 2015 — May 2017




August 2009 — June 2015

Professional Affiliations

American Physical Society (APS)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Society of Engineering Science (SES)

Peer Review Activities

Extreme Mechanics Letters
International Journal of Solids and Structures
Shock and Vibration
Journal of Sound and Vibration
The Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics
Journal of Sandwich Structures & Materials
Journal of Vibration and Acoustics

Honors and Awards

2nd Prize, European Physical Society Student Poster Competition, 2015
GAANN Fellowship, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2010 — 2011, 2014 — 2015
Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation, 2011 — 2014
John A. Vise Graduate Student Excellence Award, Spring 2013
AGEP Fellowship, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2009 — 2010
1st Prize, Embry-Riddle Student Research Poster Competition, Spring 2006

Principal Investigator
Prof. Michael J. Frazier
office: Jacobs Hall (EBU I), Room 4201
email: mjfrazier[at]ucsd.edu

University of California, San Diego
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
9500 Gilman Drive, MC-0411
La Jolla, California 92093