Chandler Benjamin

Assistant Professor

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Office: MEOB 530
Phone: 979.862.4201

Research Interests

Experimental solid mechanics, mechanical characterization of biological materials and soft condensed matter, viscoelasticity and continuum mechanics.

Awards & Honors

  • Delta Teaching Certification 2015
  • National Science Foundation, Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP) 2012
  • Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM) 2012
  • Graduate Engineering Research Fellow, (GERS) University of Wisconsin, Madison 2011
  • Sigma-Pi-Sigma (SPS) Society of Physics Students 2011
  • American Physics Society (APS) 2011


  • Ph.D and M.S. in Engineering Mechanics, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • B.S. Optical Physics, Saginaw Valley State University

Selected Publications

C.C. Benjamin, R.S. Lakes, W.C. Crone, Measurement of Fung parameter for 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (2-dimethylamino) ethyl methacrylate, (HEMA-DMAEMA) stimuli-responsive hydrogels, in review

C.C. Benjamin, R.S. Lakes, W.C. Crone, Interfacial Adhesion of pH-sensitive 2-hydroxyethyl ethacrylate (2-dimethylamino) ethyl methacrylate HEMA- MAEMA Hydrogels, in review

C.C. Benjamin, R.J. Craven, W.C. Crone, R.S. Lakes, Viscoelastic Characterization of pH-sensitive 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (2-dimethylamino) ethyl methacrylate HEMA-DMAEMA Hydrogels.​

(2017) C.C. Benjamin, R.S. Lakes, W.C. Crone, Viscoelastic Relaxation of HEMA-DMAEMA Responsive Hydrogels, Proceedings of the 2016 SEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics.

(2013) C.C. Benjamin, J.C. Springmann, S.A. Chindhy, W.C. Crone, "Experimental Tools for Responsive Hydrogel Characterization", In Fracture and Fatigue, Volume 7, pp 7-11, Proceedings of the 2013 Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, Springer International Publishing.

(2012) W.C. Crone, S.A. Chindhy, J.C. Springmann, C.C. Benjamin, "Experiments on Hydrogels of Varying Shape." Proceedings of the 2012 SEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics.