Ph.D. Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1997
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, 1988
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, 1987
Scientific and Professional Societies Membership
American Academy of Mechanics, Member
American Society for Testing and Materials, Member
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Member
Pi Tau Sigma, Member
Sigma Xi, Member
2007-present Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
2001-2007 Boise State University, Boise, Idaho, Research Assistant Professor
2000-2001 Caterpillar, Peoria, Illinois, Senior Mechanical Engineer
1997-2000 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Visiting Assistant Professor
1996-1997 Washington University in St. Louis, Visiting Assistant Professor
Professional and Departmental Service
Honors and Awards
2007 Faculty Development Grant, University of Alaska Anchorage, $4500
2007 Travel Grant, University of Alaska Anchorage, $750
2007 School of Engineering Pedagogical Design Competition, 2nd Place $2000
Institutional and Professional Service (2004-present)
2007-present ASME UAA Student Chapter Faculty Advisor
2007-present ME Faculty Search Committee
2007-present ME Advising Committee
2007-present BSE Equipment Purchasing Committee
2007-present FE Exam Refresher Seminar Series
Professional Development (2004-present)
ASME 2005 Summer Biomechanics Conference, Vail, Colorado, Jun. 2005.
Paris, A. J. “Two-ply laminate cord composite cylindrical shells.” submitted to the ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics.
Paris, A. J. “An elasticity approach to the mechanics of load transfer in cord composite materials.” submitted to the ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics.
Gunderson, J. D., Brueck, J. F., and Paris, A. J. “An alternative test method for interlaminar fracture toughness of composites.” International Journal of Fracture, 143, 2007, 273-276.
Paris, A.J., Chaffin, B.M., and Guerricabeitia, J.M. “Heading and soccer ball impact with a flat surface.” British Journal of Sports Medicine, 39, 2005.
Paris, A. J., Sabick, M., Guarino, J., and King, H. “The biomechanical behavior of spinal-pelvic fixation assemblies with stainless steel and titanium rods in a vertebrectomy model.” ASME 2005 Summer Biomechanics Conference, Vail, Colorado, June 22-26, 2005.
Chaffin, B.M., and Paris, A.J. “The impact characteristics of soccer balls.” ASME 2005 Summer Biomechanics Conference, Vail, Colorado, June 22-26, 2005.