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James Sherwood

James A. Sherwood, Ph.D., P.E. Associate Dean of Engineering for Graduate Students, Professor, Director, Co-Director


Solid Mechanics, Composite Materials, Sports Engineering, Finite Element Modeling

Research Interest

The field of constitutive modeling, mechanical behavior of materials with emphasis on composites, finite element methods with emphasis on high speed impact, sports engineering with emphasis on baseball and innovative teaching methods in engineering education

Educational Background

B.S. Engineering Science, M.S. Applied Mechanics, Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics, University of Cincinnati.


Dr. Sherwood's most recent works include crash modeling for the Solectria Sunrise All-Composite Electric Car and the modeling and experimental investigation of the bat/ball impacts for Major League baseball and the NCAA.