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Gale A. Holmes (Fed)

Research Interests

Ballistic Fibers, Nano-Tailored Multi-functional Materials, Embedded Interfaces, Composite Micromechanics, Time-Dependent Relaxation Phenomena in Polymeric Systems

Awards and Honors

  • Department of Commerce Gold Medal (2007)
  • Chair Gordon Research Conference on Composites (2010)
  • Vice-Chair Gordon Research Conference on Composites (2008)



Selected Publications


Damage sensing using a mechanophore crosslinked epoxy resin in single-fiber composites

Jeremiah W. Woodcock, Richard J. Sheridan, Ryan Beams, Stephan J. Stranick, William F. Mitchell, Jeffrey W. Gilman, Gale A. Holmes, Catherine L. Brinson, Vamshi Gudapati, hartman David, Amol Vaidya
Natural and man-made composite materials must be tough, durable and damage tolerant1,2. For man-made composites to rival, or exceed, the dynamic
Created October 9, 2019, Updated December 8, 2022