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Dr. Pankow is interested in composite materials and materials subjected to high rates of loading, including blast and ballistic performance.
Dr. Pankow has taught MAE 214, 371, 472, 537 and 589. His research focuses on materials in extreme environments. His prospective graduate students need to be self-motivated, have some background in experimental work (not be afraid to get their hands dirty), and be solid in analysis, too.
Outside of work, Dr. Pankow enjoys mountain biking and rock climbing.
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU): Composites for Extreme Environments
University of Michigan
University of Michigan
California Polytechnic State University
Dr. Pankow's long-term goal is to contribute to the advancement of our understanding of high impact bio-mechanics with an emphasis on the mechanical effects on the skull-brain system. Dr. Pankow is presently studying the underlying failure mechanisms in blast loading on composite materials. This study is being performed experimentally and is drawing its data largely from high-speed image capture of blast samples. The results can be applied to blast resistant structures (aircraft, buildings, etc). He is also currently studying blast structure-human interaction. This study examines the effects of shock-wave loading on skull-brain systems that vary in their mechanical properties. This research is aimed at applications that reduce the risks of traumatic brain injury.
- A generalized analytical model for predicting the tensile behavior of 3D orthogonal woven composites using finite deformation approach
- Midani, M., Seyam, A.-F., & Pankow, M. (2018), JOURNAL OF THE TEXTILE INSTITUTE, 109(11), 1465–1476. https://doi.org/10.1080/00405000.2018.1425107
- High-speed polarization imaging of dynamic collagen fiber realignment in tendon-to-bone insertion region
- Wu, X., Pankow, M., Huang, H.-Y. S., & Peters, K. (2018), JOURNAL OF BIOMEDICAL OPTICS, 23(11). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JBO.23.11.116002
- Composition and structure of porcine digital flexor tendon-bone insertion tissues
- Chandrasekaran, S., Pankow, M., Peters, K., & Huang, H. Y. S. (2017), Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A, 105(11), 3050–3058. https://doi.org/10.1002/jbm.a.36162
- Dynamic polarization microscopy for in-situ measurements of collagen fiber realignment during impact
- Wu, X. Y., Huang, H. Y. S., Pankow, M., & Peters, K. (2017), In Mechanics of biological systems and materials, vol 6 (pp. 61–66).
- Exploring how optimal composite design is influenced by model fidelity and multiple objectives
- Joglekar, S., Von Hagel, K., Pankow, M., & Ferguson, S. (2017), Composite Structures, 160, 964–975.
- High-speed 3D digital image correlation of low-velocity impacts on composite plates
- Flores, M., Mollenhauer, D., Runatunga, V., Beberniss, T., Rapking, D., & Pankow, M. (2017), Composites. Part B, Engineering, 131, 153–164.
- Interaction of delaminations and matrix cracks in a CFRP plate, Part I: A test method for model validation
- McElroy, M., Jackson, W., Olsson, R., Hellstrom, P., Tsampas, S., & Pankow, M. (2017), Composites. Part A, Applied Science and Manufacturing, 103, 314–326.
- Interaction of delaminations and matrix cracks in a CFRP plate, Part II: Simulation using an enriched shell finite element model
- McElroy, M. W., Gutkin, R., & Pankow, M. (2017), Composites. Part A, Applied Science and Manufacturing, 103, 252–262.
- Interrogation of a spectral profile division multiplexed FBG sensor network using a modified particle swarm optimization method
- Guo, G. D., Hackney, D., Pankow, M., & Peters, K. (2017), Measurement Science & Technology, 28(5). https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6501/aa637f
- Modeling of 3D woven composites using the digital element approach for accurate prediction of kinking under compressive loads
- Joglekar, S., & Pankow, M. (2017), Composite Structures, 160, 547–559.
- Dynamic Characterization of Nonwoven Properties - NWI Core Project
- NCSU Nonwovens Institute(8/15/18 - 8/14/19)
- MRI: Acquisition of a Nano-Computed Tomography System for Nondestructive 3D Microstructural Imaging
- National Science Foundation (NSF)(8/01/18 - 7/31/19)
- Lightweight Strain-Energy Deployed Spacecraft Booms
- National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)(6/15/18 - 6/14/19)
- Physics-Based Models for Manufacturing of Advanced Materials
- US Army - Army Research Laboratory(10/01/17 - 3/01/19)
- TSA Testing of UHMWPE for Chesapeake
- Chesapeake Testing (6/01/17 - 10/11/17)
- Multi-Lens Array, PEC Enhancement Project
- Facebook Technologies, LLC (formerly Oculus VR, LLC)(3/01/17 - 12/31/18)
- Spectral Profile Multiplexing of FBG Sensors to Enable Low-Power Optical Sensor Networks
- National Science Foundation (NSF)(9/01/15 - 8/31/19)
- High Repetition-Rate Shape Sensing Using Fiber Bragg Gratings (HISS)
- US Dept. of Defense (DOD)(9/09/15 - 12/08/18)
- REU Site: Summer Internships in Composites for Extreme Performance
- National Science Foundation (NSF)(2/01/15 - 1/31/19)
- Collaborative Research: Center for Integration of Composites into Infrastructure (CICI)
- National Science Foundation (NSF)(11/01/14 - 10/31/19)