• Assistant Professor
Chandler Benjamin

Educational Background

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

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

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.