SRS 2019: President's Award - Nha Uyen Huynh & Richard Lee

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Nha Uyen Huynh (Ph.D.) and Richard Lee (MEng) are student researchers from the Experimental Mechanics Laboratory. They are currently working on the development of a novel approach to characterize nontraditional materials using terahertz radiation through funding from the U.S. Department of Defense under award No.W911NF1810477. The approach is to use terahertz time-domain spectroscopy to gain a fundamental understanding of the intermolecular motions and conformational mechanics of polymers during dynamic mechanical loading. The results of the project can be used towards the optimization of the mechanical performance and physical properties in polymer-based shock-tolerant structures.