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University of Connecticut School of Engineering Cellular Mechanics Laboratory

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George Lykotrafitis
Associate Professor
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  • United Technologies Engineering Building Rm. 374
    Phone: (860) 486-2439
    Fax: (860) 486-5088

    University of Connecticut
    Mechanical Engineering
    191 Auditorium Road, Unit 3139
    Storrs, CT 06269-3139

    Ph.D. California Institute of Technology, 2006.
    Ph.D. National Technical University of Athens, Greece, 2001.

    Research Areas: Cellular mechanics and other mechanics related research problems

    Dr. Lykotrafitis joined our faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2009. Dr. Lykotrafitis received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Mathematics and Physical Sciences from National Technical University of Athens, Greece. He subsequently received his second M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Caltech studying dynamic frictional sliding modes along incoherent interfaces. From 2006 until 2008, he has been a postdoctoral fellow at MIT conducting experimental and computational studies of cellular membrane dynamics in Prof. Subra Suresh's group. Dr. Lykotrafitis has received a five-year National Science Foundation Early Career Development (CAREER) Award and the American Heart Association (AHA) National Center Scientist Development Grant.