Portrait Photograph of Curt Bronkhorst

Curt Bronkhorst


College of Engineering l Engineering Physics Department

Hometown: Waupun, WI

Professor Bronkhorst grew up in Wisconsin and graduated from UW-Madison with engineering and mathematics degrees and continued to MIT for graduate school. He has worked in research for industry, a DOE national laboratory and is well experienced in different facets of education, research, and business. He now leads a theoretical and computational mechanics of materials group which focuses upon computational descriptions of metallic material behavior. Outreach to state industry and education partners is of strong interest.


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