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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.
- Understanding the role of bond point strain in the mechanical response of nonwoven polypropylene materials
- Garmabi, A., Elamin, M. A., Bradford, P. D., & Pankow, M. (2022, April 6), JOURNAL OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS. https://doi.org/10.1177/00219983221087332
- Dynamic back face deformation measurement with a single optical fibre
- Seng, F., Hackney, D., Goode, T., Noevere, A., Hammond, A., Velasco, I., … Schultz, S. (2021), INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF IMPACT ENGINEERING, 150. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2020.103800
- The Influence of Powder Reuse on the Properties of Nickel Super Alloy ATI 718 (TM) in Laser Powder Bed Fusion Additive Manufacturing
- Rock, C., Ledford, C., Garcia-Avila, M., West, H., Miller, V. M., Pankow, M., … Horn, T. (2021), METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS TRANSACTIONS B-PROCESS METALLURGY AND MATERIALS PROCESSING SCIENCE. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11663-020-02040-2
- Use of enriched shell elements compared to solid elements for modelling delamination growth during impact on composites
- McElroy, M., Andre, A., Goode, T., Costa, S., Olsson, R., & Pankow, M. (2021), COMPOSITE STRUCTURES. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2021.113945
- Validation of an efficient finite element analysis approach for simulation of low velocity impact and compression strength after impact response
- Joglekar, S., Ranatunga, V., & Pankow, M. (2021), COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, 255. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2020.112945
- A structural-based computational model of tendon-bone insertion tissues
- Kuznetsov, S., Pankow, M., Peters, K., & Huang, H.-Y. S. (2020), MATHEMATICAL BIOSCIENCES, 327. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mbs.2020.108411
- Analysis of Self-Organized Patterned Surface Oxide Spots on Ejected Spatter Produced during Laser Powder Bed Fusion
- Rock, C., Vadlakonda, R., Figurskey, S., Ledford, C., West, H., Miller, V., … Horn, T. (2020), Additive Manufacturing, 35. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addma.2020.101320
- Minimal Unpowered Strain-Energy Deployment Mechanism for Rollable Spacecraft Booms: Ground Test
- Firth, J. A., & Pankow, M. R. (2020), JOURNAL OF SPACECRAFT AND ROCKETS, Vol. 57, pp. 346–353. https://doi.org/10.2514/1.A34565
- Performance evaluation of two progressive damage models for composite laminates under various speed impact loading
- Sridharan, S., & Pankow, M. (2020), INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF IMPACT ENGINEERING, 143. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2020.103615
- Survivability of integrated fiber Bragg grating sensors in ballistic protection fabrics for high velocity impact testing
- Hackney, D., Goode, T., Seng, F., Pankow, M., Schultz, S., & Peters, K. (2020), OPTICAL FIBER TECHNOLOGY, 60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yofte.2020.102356