Professor of Department of Mechanical Engineering
H.T. & Jessie Chua Distinguished Professor and LBNL Faculty Senior Scientist
324 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Berkeley, CA 94720-1760
Phone: (510) 409-1779
Research Website: http://www.lbl.gov/ritchie/
Professor Ritchie's research focuses on the mechanical behavior of engineering & biological materials at multiple length-scales, with emphasis on mechanistic understanding at nano to micro scales & fracture mechanics/fatigue analysis at micro to macro scales. His current interests are in developing lightweight bio-inspired materials with exceptional toughness, the high-temperature behavior of ceramic-matrix composites and nuclear graphite, damage-tolerance in bulk-metallic glasses & high-entropy alloys and fracture in human bone.