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Engineering educator

Tod Alan Laursen, American Engineering educator. Achievements include being a specialist in computer modeling techniques for systems featuring contact/impact phenomena and frictional response. Recipient Research Initiation award National Science Foundation, 1993, Office Naval Research Young Investigator award, 1997, National Science Foundation Career award, 1997; International Business Machines Corporation graduate fellow, 1988-1989.

Background

Laursen, Tod Alan was born on March 3, 1964 in Corvallis, Oregon, United States. Son of Harold Ivan and Karla Kay (Kuhnley) Laursen.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Oregon State University, 1986. Master of Science, Stanford University, 1989. Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 1992.

Career

Summer research engineer, Boeing Commercial Airline Company, Renton, Washington, 1985; engineer, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California, 1986-1992; research assistant, Stanford University, 1989-1992; assistant professor department сivil engineering, Duke U., Durham, North Carolina, 1992-1998; associate professor сivil engineering, Duke U., Durham, North Carolina, since 1998. Consultant Lawrence LIvermore National Laboratory, since 1992.

Achievements

  • Achievements include being a specialist in computer modeling techniques for systems featuring contact/impact phenomena and frictional response.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author more than 30 technical articles, book chapters and abstracts.

Membership

Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Academy mechanics, United States Association for Computational Mechanics.

Connections

Married Jennifer Linn Savage, June 22, 1985. Children: Orin Alan, Colin John.

father:
Harold Ivan Laursen

mother:
Karla Kay (Kuhnley) Laursen

spouse:
Jennifer Linn Savage

child:
Colin John Laursen

child:
Orin Alan Laursen