Aerospace & Mechanical

Andrea Maria Hodge

University of Southern California
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Los Angeles, California 90089-1453

Office: RTH 503
Tel. (213) 740-4225
Fax. (213) 740-8071

Academic rank: Associate Professor


2002 Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University
1997 B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

USC Academic Positions:

2015-: Associate Professor, Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
2007-2015: Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
2010-: Philip and Cayley MacDonald Early Career Chair

Other Professional Positions:

2004-2007: Staff Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Lab
2002- 2004 : Post-Doctoral Fellow, Lawrence Livermore National Lab

Research Interests:

Metallic materials, nanomechanics, nanocrystalline materials processing, high temperature mechanics, thin and thick film coatings, biomaterials mechanics, foam processing

Selected Publications:

A. M. Hodge, J. Biener, J. R. Hayes, P. W. Bythrow, and A. V. Hamza, "Scaling Equations for Nanoporous Open-Cell Foams," Acta Materialia, 55, 1343, 2007.
J. Biener, A. M. Hodge, J. R. Hayes, C. A. Volkert, L. A. Zepeda-Ruiz, and A. V. Hamza, "Nanoporous Metals—Combining Strength and Porosity," Nano Letters 6, 2379, 2006.
J. R. Hayes, A. M. Hodge, K. Sieradzki, and A. V. Hamza, "Monolithic Nanoporous Copper by Dealloying of Cu/Mn," Journal of Materials Research 21, 2611, 2006.
Y. M. Wang, A. M. Hodge, P. W. Bythrow, T. W. Barbee, and A. V. Hamza, "Negative Strain Rate Sensitivity in Ultra-High Strength Nanocrystalline Ta," Applied Physics Letters 89, 081903, 2006.
A. M. Hodge, Y. M. Wang, and T. W. Barbee, Jr., "Large Scale Production of High Purity, Ultra-Fine Grain Copper," Materials Science and Engineering A 429, 272, 2006.
A. M. Hodge, J. R. Hayes, J. A. Caro, J. Biener, and A. V. Hamza, "An Overview on the Characterization and Mechanical Behavior of Nanoporous Gold," Advanced Engineering Materials 8, 853, 2006.
Y. M. Wang et al., "Deforming Nanocrystalline Ni at Ultrahigh Strain Rates," Applied Physics Letters 88, 061917, 2006.
J. Biener, A. M. Hodge, and A. V. Hamza, "Microscopic Failure Behavior of Nanoporous Gold," Applied Physics Letters 87, 121908, 2005.
A. M. Hodge, G. F Gallegos, and R. J. Foreman, "Analysis of Residual Stresses in Thick Uranium Coatings," Journal of Nuclear Materials 342, 8, 2005.
Y. M. Wang, A. M. Hodge, J. Biener, A. V. Hamza, D. B. Liu, and T. G. Nieh, "Deformation Twinning in Nanocrystalline Ta," Applied Physics Letters 86, 101915, 2005.

Professional Societies:

The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS)
Materials Research Society
The Society of Hispnic Professional Engineers

Honors and Awards:

NSF CAREER Award—2010
NSF BRIGE Award—2008
LLNL Excellence in Publication Award— 2006
TMS Young Leader Award—2004

Andrea Maria Hodge