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Short Bio: Eann A. Patterson





Structural Materials & Mechanics Research Group

Eann Patterson is the A.A. Griffith Chair of Structural Materials and Mechanics at the University of Liverpool; a Hsue-Shen Tsien Professor of Engineering Science at the Institute of Mechanics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences; and a Visiting Professor of Engineering at the University of Plymouth.  He is Editor of the Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering and a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holder.


He obtained his BEng and PhD at the University of Sheffield, where he was appointed as a lecturer in 1985 and became Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2001.  He moved to Michigan State University in 2004 as Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.  He was a professor in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering, and Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; and from 2008 to 2011 he was Director of the Composite Vehicle Research Center at Michigan State University.