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Christopher H. M. Jenkins, Ph.D., P.E.
Dr. Jenkins has a B.S. in physics from Florida Institute of Technology, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Oregon State University.  He has published over 150 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, authored or edited 5 books (including a textbook), is a registered engineer in 4 states, and is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.  While at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, he established the Compliant Structures Laboratory, a nationally recognized leader in ultra-lightweight and flexible structures technology.

His current professional interests include biologically-inspired design, integration of mechanics-materials-design, and ultra-lightweight structures technology.  Dr. Jenkins consults for the Air Force Research Lab, NASA, and several industrial partners.

Current and recent past research projects include:

“Nanofiber Nanocomposites for Novel Space Mirror Backing Structure,” AFRL

Intelligent Passive Damping of Membrane Space Structures,” AFRL

“Self-Repair of Space Structures,” AFRL

Matched and Ultra-Low CTE Optical Materials ,” MDA

“Mirror Backing Structures: Novel Resins for Aerospace Applications,” AFRL

“Advanced Smart Structures, AFRL

“Nano-Gradient Adhesive Joints,” AFRL

“Optical Diagnostics Systems for Solar Sails,” NASA

“Advanced Computational Methods for Solar Sails,” NASA


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