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Dr. Garrett J. Pataky

Associate Professor

Office: 245 Fluor Daniel Building
Phone: (864) 656-2415
Fax: (864) 656-4435

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Garrett J. Pataky joined the department in 2015 after completing his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests lie in furthering our understanding of the deformation and failure of materials by merging the gap between materials science and mechanical engineering. He is a member of the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS) and the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM) and serves as a reviewer for several journals.


Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015
M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011
B.S., University of Florida, 2009

Research Interests

Experimental solid mechanics, material behavior, fatigue and fracture

Selected Publications

G. J. Pataky, E. Ertekin, and H. Sehitoglu, “Elastocaloric cooling potential of NiTi, Ni2FeGa, and CoNiAl,” Acta Materialia 96 (2015).

G.J. Pataky, H. Sehitoglu, and H.J. Maier, “High temperature fatigue crack growth of Haynes 230,” Materials Characterization 75, pp. 69-78, (2013).

G.J. Pataky, M.D. Sangid, H. Sehitoglu, R.F. Hamilton, H.J. Maier, and P. Sofronis, “Full field measurements of anisotropic stress intensity factor ranges in fatigue,” Engineering Fracture Mechanics 94, pp. 13-28 (2012).

Dr. Garrett Pataky