David Dillard, Ph.D.
- Solid mechanics
David Dillard has worked extensively in the field of adhesive bonding, having experience in structural adhesives for aerospace, automotive, and infrastructure applications; adhesives and coatings for microelectronic applications; pressure sensitive adhesives; elastomeric adhesives and sealants; and polymeric membranes. He has authored or co-authored over 210-refereed publications and regularly teaches courses in adhesion science, polymer viscoelasticity, and sustainable energy solutions.
His research involves developing test methods and predictive models for understanding and estimating the performance and durability of polymeric materials, adhesives and bonded joints, using the principles of fracture mechanics and viscoelasticity. Over the past several years he has become active in applying these concepts to sustainable energy products including proton exchange membrane fuel cells and solar photovoltaic applications.
- 1981: Ph.D., Engineering Mechanics, Virginia Tech
- 1978: M.S., Engineering Mechanics, University of Missouri-Rolla
- 1976: B.S., Engineering Mechanics, University of Missouri-Rolla
Awards, Honors, and Service
- 2019: Garth L. Wilkes Interdisciplinary Faculty Scholar
- 2015: Elected ASME Fellow, American Society for Mechanical Engineers
- 2013: Wake Medal, Society for Adhesion and Adhesives, The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
- 2011: Dean's Award for Excellence in Research
- 2010: Adhesion Society’s Award for Excellence in Adhesion Science
- 2008: Professional Degree (awarded to distinguished alumnus), Missouri University of Science & Technology
- 2006: Adhesive and Sealant Science Professorship conveyed through endowment supplied by the Adhesive and Sealant Council.
- 2005: Best Paper Award for the Advanced Composite Materials and Systems Track of the Society for Experimental Mechanics
- 2004: Robert L. Patrick Fellow of the Adhesion Society.
- 2002: Dean's Award for Excellence in Research
David A. Dillard (ed.), Advances in Structural Adhesive Bonding, 2nd edition, Elsevier, 2023
Michael D. Bartlett, Scott W. Case, Anthony J. Kinloch, and David A. Dillard, Peel Tests for Quantifying Adhesion and Toughness: A Review, Progress in Materials Science, 137, 2023, 101086.
Raymond H. Plaut and David A. Dillard, Peeling of Finite-Length Plates From an Elastomeric Foundation: A 1D Cylindrical Bending Solution, Journal of Applied Mechanics, 90, 2023, 091001, 1-30.
Raymond Herman Plaut, Dohgyu Hwang, Chanhong Lee; Michael D. Bartlett, David A. Dillard, Peeling of finite-length elastica on Winkler foundation until complete detachment, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 256, (2022), doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2022.111944.
Justin Dubik, Alfonsina Tartaglione, Kristin S. Miller, David A. Dillard, and Raffaella De Vita, History-dependent deformations of rat vaginas under inflation, Integrative and Comparative Biology, 62 (3), 2022, 625 -640, https://doi.org/10.1093/icb/icac110.
W. Douglas Hartley, John McCann, Scott Davis, Tom Hocker, Somasekhar Bobba, Nikhil Verghese, Devendra Bajaj, Hang Z. Yu, David A. Dillard, Characterizing Overmolded Hybrid Composite Adhesion near Mode I Fracture Conditions , Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials, 35(7), 2022, 977-997, https://doi.org/10.1177/0892705720925126.
Lindsey B. Bezek, Camden A. Chatham, David A. Dillard, and Christopher B. Williams, Mechanical Properties of Tissue-Mimicking Composites formed by Material Jetting Additive Manufacturing, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 125, 2022, 104938, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmbbm.2021.104938.
Arit Das, Gabriel Y.H. Choong, David A. Dillard, Davide S.A. De Focatiis, Michael J. Bortner, Characterizing Friction in Fiber Reinforced Composites: Method Development and Effect of Process Parameters, Composites Part B: Engineering, 236, 2022, 109777, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2022.109777.
Matthew D. Swift, Cole B. Haverkamp, Christopher J. Stabile, Dohgyu Hwang, Raymond H. Plaut, Kevin T. Turner, David A. Dillard, and Michael D. Bartlett, â€œActive Membranes on Rigidity Tunable Foundations for Programmable, Rapidly Switchable Adhesion, Advanced Materials Technology, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1002/admt.202000676.
Alexander P. Haring, Manjot Singh, Miharu Koh, Ellen Cesewski, David A. Dillard, Zhenyu Kong, Blake N. Johnson, Real-time characterization of hydrogel viscoelastic properties and sol-gel phase transitions using cantilever sensors, Journal of Rheology, 64, 837-850, 2020. doi: 10.1122/8.0000009.
Qian Li, David A. Dillard, Romesh C. Batra, Investigating Kearsley-Type Instabilities in Finite Deformations of Transversely Isotropic, Incompressible Hyperelastic Materials, International Journal of Solids & Structures, 196-197, 2020, 171-178.
W. Douglas Hartley, John McCann, Scott Davis, Tom Hocker, Somasekhar Bobba, Nikhil Verghese, Devendra Bajaj, Hang Z. Yu, David A. Dillard, Characterizing Overmolded Hybrid Composite Adhesion near Mode I Fracture Conditions , Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials, In press 2020, https://doi.org/10.1177/0892705720925126.
Matthew D. Swift, Cole B. Haverkamp, Christopher J. Stabile, Dohgyu Hwang, Raymond H. Plaut, Kevin T. Turner, David A. Dillard, and Michael D. Bartlett, â€œActive Membranes on Rigidity Tunable Foundations for Programmable, Rapidly Switchable Adhesionâ€, Advanced Materials Technology, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1002/admt.202000676.
Shantanu R. Ranade, Youliang Guan, Robert B. Moore, John G. Dillard, Romesh C. Batra, David A. Dillard, Characterizing fracture performance and the interaction of propagating cracks with locally weakened interfaces in adhesive joints, International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, 82, 2018, 196-205.
Bikramjit Mukherjee, Romesh C. Batra, David A. Dillard, On preferential debonding during demolding of a sandwiched elastomeric layer, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 170, 2019, 123-141.
David A. Dillard, Bikramjit Mukherjee, Romesh C. Batra, Preetika Karnal, & Joelle Frechette, A Review of Winkler’s Foundation and its Profound Influence on Adhesion and Soft Matter Applications, Soft Matter, 14, 2018, 3669--3683, DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02062G.
Ivan Q. Vu, Linsey B. Bass, Christopher B. Williams, David A. Dillard, Characterizing the effect of print orientation on interface integrity of multi-Material Jetting additive manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing, 22, 2018, 447-461, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addma.2018.05.036.
Nicholas A. Meisel, David A. Dillard, Christopher B. Williams, Impact of material concentration and distribution on composite parts manufactured via multi-material jetting, Rapid Prototyping Journal, 24 (5), 2018, 872-879, https://doi.org/10.1108/RPJ-01-2017-0005