Brian L. Wardle

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Director, necstlab and Nano-Engineered Composite aerospace Structures Consortium


Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139

(617) 252-1539

Academic Degrees

B.S., 1992, The Pennsylvania State University S.M., 1995, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Ph.D., 1998, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Society Memberships

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Materials Research Society, American Chemical Society, American Society of Composites, International Committee on Composite Materials

Positions Held at MIT

Boeing Assistant Professor, 2003-2006; Assistant Professor, 2006-2008; Charles Stark Draper Assistant Professor, 2008-2009; Associate Professor, 2009-present

Positions Held outside MIT

Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Company, 1999-2003

Specialization and Research Interests

Nano-engineered composites, composite and layered materials; hybrid nanocomposite systems; MEMS power devices and energy harvesting; structural health monitoring systems; active materials and devices; finite-element modeling; structural response and testing; buckling mechanics

Teaching Interests

Structural Mechanics (16.20), Mechanics of Heterogeneous Media (16.223), Materials and Processes for Microelectromechanical Devices and Systems (16.288J), (16.62X) Experimental Projects Capstone


Please do not contact me regarding summer internship or visiting student positions. We currently have no positions and I am unable to respond due to the volume of unsolicited requests. We also cannot respond to enquiries regarding Student, Postdoc, or Visiting Professor positions due to the large volume received, and such will typically receive a non-response.

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