Kurt Johanns obtained his BS in Chemical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University in 2005. He then worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the Ceramic Science and Technology group before starting graduate work at the University of Tennessee under Prof. George M. Pharr. Kurt received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering in 2014 with the topic of finite element modeling of indentation cracking in brittle materials. He then traveled to Darmstadt, Germany to work with Prof. Dr. Karsten Durst as a postdoc on the mechanical testing of borosilicate glasses and other small-scale mechanics problems. Kurt recently joined Nanomechanics, Inc. in August 2015 as Director of Analytical Services.
Kurt has experience testing and modeling a diverse range of materials and is well versed in topics including: ceramic armor, amorphous silicates, strain-rate sensitivity of BCC metals, and cohesive zone finite element modeling.
Tennessee Technological University - B.S. in Chemical Engineering
University of Tennessee - Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering