Dr. Karl I. Jacob, a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering with a joint appointment in the G. W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on polymer physics and engineering, rheology, and mechanics of polymeric materials. His graduate work was in the area of numerical analysis of vibrating three-dimensional structures. He came to Georgia Tech from DuPont Corporation in 1995. His initial work at the DuPont Dacron Research Laboratory was in the area of fiber-reinforced composite materials and in the development and modeling of fiber spinning processes. He then moved to the DuPont Central Research and Development Department, where he was involved in molecular modeling, computational chemistry, and diffusion.

Dr. Jacob is a member of the American Academy of Mechanics, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Sigma Xi Research Society, and the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

Ph.D., Engineering Mechanics, The Ohio State University
M.Tech., Engineering Mechanics, I.I.T, Madras
B.Sc (Engg.), Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, Trivandrum 
Research Keywords:
polymer synthesis and characterization,mechanics of polymers,rubber elasticity,fuel cells,filtration membranes,microfluidics,computation and modeling,drug delivery,molecular modeling,multi-scale modeling
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