Clarkson University Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Behzad Behnia has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant for more than $150,000. Behnia was awarded the grant for his project titled, “EAGER: Investigating the Use of Spiral Cracking Pattern in Fracture Characterization of Soft Adhesive Materials.”
“The main objective of this NSF project is to utilize spiral shaped cracking patterns as a powerful diagnostic tool to obtain valuable information about the composition and fracture behavior of soft adhesive materials,” said Behnia.
“It was a great feeling when I heard the good news about this NSF grant,” Behnia said. “Getting NSF funding is very competitive, and I really worked hard for this proposal for more than two years.”
The money from this grant will support one graduate student and two undergraduate researchers for two years.