John Everett Dolbow

  • Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative
  • Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science (Secondary)
  • Bass Fellow
External address: 121 Hudson Hall, Box 90287, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 121 Hudson Hall, Box 90287, Durham, NC 27708-0287
Phone: (919) 660-5202

Research Areas and Keywords

PDE & Dynamical Systems
evolving interfaces, finite element methods, phase field methods
Physical Modeling
fracture, lipid membranes

Professor John E. Dolbow came to Duke University from Northwestern University, where he received an MS and PhD in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. During the course of his graduate study, John was a Computational Science Graduate Fellow for the Department of Energy, and he spent a summer working at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Dr. Dolbow's research concerns the development of computational methods for nonlinear problems in solid mechanics. In particular, he is interested in modeling quasi-static and dynamic fracture of structural components, the evolution of interfaces with nonlinear constitutive laws, and developing models for stimulus-responsive hydrogels. A native of New Hampshire, Dr. Dolbow received his Bachelor's Degree in mechanical engineering from the University of New Hampshire.

Education & Training
  • Ph.D., Northwestern University 1999

  • M.S., Northwestern University 1998

  • B.S.M.E., University of New Hampshire 1995

Gosz, MR, Moran, B, and Dolbow, JE. "Interaction integral formulation for computing stress intensity factors along curved bimaterial interface cracks." American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Aerospace Division (Publication) AD 52 (1996): 107-121. (Academic Article)

Gosz, MR, Moran, B, and Dolbow, JE. "An interaction integral formulation for computing stress intensity factors along curved bimaterial interface cracks." American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Aerospace Division (Publication) AD 52 (1996): 107-121.

Gosz, MR, and Dolbow, JE. "Influence of out-of-plane insulator properties on the interfacial stresses in periodic electronic structures." American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Paper) (1995): 10pp-.

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