Title of her plenary lecture:
Mechanical Behavior of an Oxide-Oxide Ceramic Matrix Composite at Elevated Temperature in Air and in Steam
Marina Ruggles-Wrenn is a professor of aerospace engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), Ohio USA. She joined AFIT in 2003, and prior to that she was a research scientist at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (1987-2003). She received her degrees in mechanical engineering Polytechnic Institute of New York (BS, 1981) and from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (MS, 1983; PhD, 1987). She teaches graduate courses and directs graduate student research in the area of Mechanics of Materials and Structures. Ruggles-Wrenn has recognized expertise in the areas of experimental investigation of material behavior in extreme environments; time-dependent material behavior – experiment and mathematical modeling; viscoplasticity; and high-temperature structural design methods. She has advised over 70 masters and doctoral students and published over 180 peer reviewed scientific publications on advanced composite materials and on high-temperature structural design methods. Ruggles-Wrenn received several research and best paper awards, among then a 2014 Stinson Trophy from the the National Aeronautic Association and Col. Gage H. Crocker Outstanding Professor Award. She is a member of The American Ceramic Society and a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.