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Dr. Patrick is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at North Carolina State University. He is interested in the development of multifunctional, structural composites to address interdisciplinary challenges in modern aerospace, automotive, civil, and naval applications.
Dr. Patrick received both his B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering at North Carolina State University and a Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology on the Illinois campus before returning to NC State as a faculty member in 2017.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
North Carolina State University
North Carolina State University
Dr. Patrick develops next-generation, structural composites that can sense, respond and adapt to their environment. Motivated by natural phenomenon, his research is focused on creating "active" materials that achieve biomimetic, regulating functions such as self-healing. These multidisciplinary investigations span the fields of solid/fluid mechanics, chemistry, materials science, and even electrical engineering. Dr. Patrick has created novel fiber-composites containing 3D microvasculature that can achieve multifunctional performance (e.g. thermal regulation, electromagnetic modulation) via fluid circulation/substitution within the vascular networks. He employs the latest in materials fabrication techniques, e.g. 3D printing, to produce increasingly complex fiber-composite architectures. Dr. Patrick’s latest research involves the integration of microelectronic sensors into advanced composite systems for coupling structural health monitoring (i.e. self-sensing) with self-regulating functions. His vision for the future of fiber-composites remains focused on bioinspired enhancements to imbue these synthetic materials with evolutionary advantages in an engineered platform.
- Robust sacrificial polymer templates for 3D interconnected microvasculature in fiber-reinforced composites
- , (2017). Composites. Part A, Applied Science and Manufacturing, 100, 361–370.
- Polymers with autonomous life-cycle control
- Patrick, J. F., Robb, M. J., Sottos, N. R., Moore, J. S., & White, S. R. (2016), Nature, 540, 363–370.
- Strategies for volumetric recovery of large scale damage in polymers
- Krull, B. P., Gergely, R. C. R., Cruz, W. A. S., Fedonina, Y. I., Patrick, J. F., White, S. R., & Sottos, N. R. (2016), Advanced Functional Materials, 26(25), 4561–4569.
- Automatic optical crack tracking for double cantilever beam (DCB) specimens
- Krull, B. P., Patrick, J. F., Sottos, N. R., & White, S. R. (2015), Experimental Techniques, 40(3), 937–945.
- Multidimensional vascularized polymers using degradable sacrificial templates
- Gergely, R. C. R., Pety, S. J., Krull, B. P., Patrick, J. F., Doan, T. Q., Coppola, A. M., … White, S. R. (2015), Advanced Functional Materials, 25(7), 1043–1052.
- Continuous self-healing life cycle in vascularized structural composites
- Patrick, J. F., Hart, K. R., Krull, B. P., Diesendruck, C. E., Moore, J. S., White, S. R., & Sottos, N. R. (2014), Advanced Materials, 26(25), 4302–4308.
- Microfluidically switched frequency-reconfigurable slot antennas
- King, A. J., Patrick, J. F., Sottos, N. R., White, S. R., Huff, G. H., & Bernhard, J. T. (2013), IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, 12, 828–831.
- Chemical treatment of poly(lactic acid) fibers to enhance the rate of thermal depolymerization
- Dong, H. D., Esser-Kahn, A. P., Thakre, P. R., Patrick, J. F., Sottos, N. R., White, S. R., & Moore, J. S. (2012), ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 4(2), 503–509.
- Microvascular based self-healing polymeric foam
- Patrick, J. F., Sottos, N. R., & White, S. R. (2012), Polymer, 53, 4231–4240.
- Three-dimensional microvascular fiber-reinforced composites
- Esser-Kahn, A. P., Thakre, P. R., Dong, H. F., Patrick, J. F., Vlasko-Vlasov, V. K., Sottos, N. R., … White, S. R. (2011), Advanced Materials, 23(32), 3654–3658.
- Integrated Self-Healing and Self-Sensing using Optical Waveguides in Microvascular Fiber-Composites
- US Air Force - Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)(12/07/17 - 12/06/20)
- Collaborative Research: Center for Integration of Composites into Infrastructure (CICI)
- National Science Foundation (NSF)(11/01/14 - 10/31/19)