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College of Engineering Collegiate Associate Professor of Computational Mechanics

Director of Center for Shock-Wave Processing of Advanced Reactive Materials (C-SWARM)

Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
emailOffice Mail Address :
Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
University of Notre Dame
367 Fitzpatrick Hall of Engineering
Notre Dame, IN 46556-5637
Phone: +1-574-631-1376
Fax: +1-574-631-8341
E-mail:  kmatous@nd.edu

Short Curriculum Vitae

Personal Data




Date of Birth
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June 27, 1974
Place of Birth
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Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic
Citizenship
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U.S. Citizen




Education




Ph.D.
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Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Czech Technical University in Prague
School of Civil Engineering, Department of Structural Mechanics, 1998-2000
Doctoral thesis title "Analysis and Optimization of Composite Materials and Structures"




M.S.
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Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Czech Technical University in Prague
School of Civil Engineering, Department of Structural Mechanics, 1992-1998
Master thesis title "Optimization of Composite Beams and Rectangular Laminated Plates, Using Method of Simulated Annealing"




Employment,
Experience




07/2014 - present

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College of Engineering Collegiate Associate Professor of Computational Mechanics
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
10/2015 - present

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Director of the Center for Shock-Wave Processing of Advanced Reactive Materials (C-SWARM), the lead of the Computational Physics Group and the Software Architect
04/2014 - 09/2015

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Co-Director of the Center for Shock-Wave Processing of Advanced Reactive Materials (C-SWARM), the lead of the Computational Physics Group and the Software Architect
10/2009 - 07/2014

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Associate Professor
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
University of Notre Dame
03/2007 - 09/2009

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Principal Research Scientist
Computational Science and Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
11/2004 - 09/2009
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Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Aerospace Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
09/2003 - 03/2007
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Research Scientist, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
06/2000 - 08/2003
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Post-doctoral Research Associate
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Department of Mechanical, Aerospace & Nuclear Engineering
01/1998 - 05/2000
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Research Assistant
Czech Technical University in Prague
Department of Structural Mechanics
04/1998 - 09/1999
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H & D Engineering Ltd.
Civil and Mechanical Engineer - Statics and Dynamics of Structures and Machines




Grants




08/2014 - 09/2015

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"Modeling Mechanical Performance of Nanoparticle-‐Reinforced Resins", from Corporate Research Materials Laboratory at 3M ND Contract:  $130,000
12/2013 - 03/2016

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"3-D nondestructive imaging techniques for mesoscale damage analysis of composite materials", Multiscale Design Systems, LLC - DoD STTR program, Phase II, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), FA8651-14-C-0045: Dr. Z. Yuan and Dr. J. Fish (Company PIs), K. Matous (University PI); Total Contract $750,000; ND Sub-contract $375,000
02/2014 - 03/2019

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"Center for Shock Wave-processing of Advanced Reactive Materials (C-SWARM)", U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, Predictive Science Academic Alliances Program II, S. Paolucci (PI), P. Kogge (PI), A. Lumsdaine (PI, Indiana University), K. Matous (Lead-PI, Director, Lead of Computational Physics Team and the Software Architect), A. Mukasyan (PI), J. Powers (PI), S. Son (PI, Purdue University), T. Sterling (PI, Indiana University) and G. Tryggvason (PI); ND Contract $10,000,000
03/2012 - 09/2012

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"3-D Nondestructive Imaging Techniques for Mesoscale Damage Analysis of Composite Materials", Multiscale Design Systems, LLC - DoD STTR program, Phase I, The Air Force Office of Scientific Research: Dr. J. Fish (MDS) and Dr. D. Stargel (AFOSR) Program Managers, K. Matous (PI); Amount $48,500
09/2011 - 08/2013

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"EAGER: Multiscale Modeling of Heterogeneous Interfaces", NSF, CMMI-1153435, Dr. G.H. Paulino program officer; Amount $134,091
08/2010 - 02/2011

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"Utilizing Medical Imaging Technology for Generation of Mesoscale Computational Descriptions'', IllinoisRocstar LLC - DoD SBIR program, Phase I (FA8651-10-M-0256), Office of Secretary of Defence (OSD): Dr. M. Brandyberry (IR) and Dr. M. Nixon (Eglin Air Force Base) program managers, K. Matous; Amount $20,000
08/2010 - 09/2012

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"Solid Rocket Motor Propellant Characterization and Material Reconstruction Using High Resolution Tomography", IllinoisRocstar LLC - DoD SBIR program, Office of the secretary of defense (OSD), IR O081-PR2-1058, Phase II: Dr. M. Brandyberry (IR) and Dr. W. Harrigan (Edwards Air Force Base) program managers, K. Matous (PI); Amount $278,148
08/2010 - 09/2012
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"Experimental and Computational Program for Slow and Fast Cookoff for Insensitive Munitions Testing", IllinoisRocstar LLC - DoD SBIR program, Phase II, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC): Dr. M. Brandyberry (IR) and Dr. W. Chew (AMRDEC) program managers, K. Matous (PI); Amount awarded to ND $195,000. Experimental part of the project is led by Prof. N. Glumac at UIUC
03/2010 - 09/2010

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"The Behavior Within Minimum Signature Propellants During Impact Insensitive Munition Tests", IllinoisRocstar LLC - DoD SBIR program, Phase I, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC): Dr. M. Brandyberry (IR) and Dr. W. Chew (AMRDEC) program managers, K. Matous (PI) and J.M. Powers (co-PI); Amount $36,000
11/2009 - 05/2010

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"Heterogeneous Solid Propellant Characterization using Micro-computer Tomography'', Alliant Techsystems Inc.: Dr. I. L. Davis - program manager, K. Matous (PI); Amount $71,062
09/2007 - 09/2009
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"Composite Case Improvement for Solid Rocket Motor Insensitive Munition (IM)", Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) - DoD STTR program, Missile Defense Agency (MDA): Dr. A. Dokhan (PSI) and H.J. Simko (MDA) program managers, K. Matous (PI) and T.L. Jackson (CoPI); Amount $275,260
09/2008 - 03/2009

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"Experimental and Computational Program for Slow and Fast Cookoff for Insensitive Munitions Testing", IllinoisRocstar LLC - DoD SBIR program, Phase I, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC): Dr. M. Brandyberry (IR) and Dr. W. Chew (AMRDEC) program managers, K. Matous (PI) and N. Glumac (Co-PI); Amount $39,500
06/2008 - 02/2009

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"Solid Rocket Motor Propellant Characterization and Material Reconstruction Using High Resolution Tomography", IllinoisRocstar LLC - DoD SBIR program, Office of the secretary of defense (OSD), IR O081-PR2-1058, Phase I: Dr. M. Brandyberry (IR) and Dr. G. Ruderman (OSD) program managers, K. Matous (PI); Amount $20,000
07/2007 - 07/2009

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"Development of Commercially Usable Codes to Simulate Aluminized Propellant Combustion and Related Issues", Buckmaster Research - DoD STTR program, AFOSR: Dr. J. Buckmaster (Buckmaster Research) and Dr. A. Nachman (AFOSR) program mangrs., T.L. Jackson (PI), F.M. Najjar and K. Matous (Co-PIs); Amount $370,000
06/2007 - 05/2008
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"MRI: Acquisition of a Multi-Length Scale Ultra High-Resolution X-Ray Nanotomography Instrument", NSF-MRI, P. Braun (PI); Amount $1,998,500
03/2006 - 03/2008
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"Multiscale Modeling of Solid Propellants", ATK/Thiokol, J. Thompson and Dr. I.L. Davis serve as program manager K. Matous (PI) and P.H. Geubelle (CoPI); Amount $287,442
08/2005 - 08/2008
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"Multiscale Experimental and Numerical Design of a Self-Healing Epoxy Adhesive", NSF-CMS 0527965, P.H. Geubelle (PI), K. Matous, N.R. Sottos and S.R. White (CoPIs); Amount $310,000

Awards, Honors




2013

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Elected a Fellow of ASME
2010

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Former student of mine, Mohan Kulkarni (Ph.D. 2009 AE, UIUC, with Prof. Geubelle as co-advisor), has been selected as an "honorable mention" for the 2010 Melosh Competition
2009

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An article entitled "Finite element formulation for modeling nonlinear viscoelastic elastomers'' by P. Areias and K. Matous published in Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering has been featured on ScienceDirect Top 25 Hottest articles in October-December 2008
2008

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An article entitled "Multiscale cohesive failure modeling of heterogeneous adhesives'' by K. Matous, M.G. Kulkarni and P.H. Geubelle published in Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids has been featured on ScienceDirect Top 25 Hottest articles in April-June 2008
2007

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A student of mine, Mohan Kulkarni (Ph.D. candidate in AE, with Prof. Geubelle as co-advisor), won the student presentation competition in the material modeling specialty area at the 9th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM9) in San Francisco
1999
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Rector's award for the best Ph.D. students, Czech Technical University in Prague
1997
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Academician Z. Bazant's prize, for the outstanding student researchers
School of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague
1996
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Academician Z. Bazant's prize, for the outstanding student researchers
School of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague


2015 University of Notre Dame and Prof. Karel Matous