Michael W. Keller

Michael Keller

Associate ProfessorStephenson Hall 2075
918-631-3198
mwkeller@utulsa.eduResearch Website

Research focuses primarily on the characterization and manufacturing of novel multi-functional composite materials. Dr. Keller is particular interested in the development and characterization of materials with autonomic functionality, such as self-healing composites.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • Ph.D., Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2007)
  • M.S., Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2003)
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Tulsa (2001)

Areas of Research Focus

  • Composite materials
  • Solid mechanics
  • Microencapsulation
  • Elastomers

Previous Teaching Experience

  • Teaching Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2001-2002)

Previous Relevant Work Experience

  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate, University of Arizona (2007-2008)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2002-2007)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Society for Experimental Mechanics
  • Materials Research Society
  • American Chemical Society

Courses Taught at TU

  • Computer Applications for Mechanical Engineers (ME 1312)
  • Statics (ES 2013)

Awards & Recognition

  • Arthur N. Talbot Graduate Award, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Louis J. Larson Award, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Publications

  • A Self-Healing Poly (dimethyl siloxane) Elastomer
    M.W. Keller, S.R. White, and N.R. Sottos; Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 17, No. 14, p. 2399-2404 (2007)
  • Mechanical Properties of Microcapsules used in a Self-Healing Polymer
    M.W. Keller, S.R. White, and N.R. Sottos; Experimental Mechanics, Vol. 46, No. 6, p. 725-733 (2006)
  • Microencapsulation of Isocyanates for Self-Healing
    J. Yang, M.W. Keller, J.S. Moore, S.R. White, and N.R. Sottos; Macromolecules, in press (2008)
  • Self-Healing Flexible Laminates for Resealing of Puncture Damage
    B.A. Beiermann, M.W. Keller, and N.R. Sottos; Smart Materials and Structures, submitted (2008)
  • Torsion Fatigue Response of Self-Healing Poly (dimethyl siloxane) Elastomers
    M.W. Keller, S.R. White, and N.R. Sottos; Polymer, Vol. 49, No. 13-14, p. 3136-3145 (2008)