Ph.D., Princeton University, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 2005
M.S. (Laurea), University of Trieste (Italy), Materials Engineering, 2000
Valdevit’s research is in the general area of mechanics of materials and structures. He has worked on the optimal design of multi-functional sandwich structures for aerospace applications (hypersonic vehicles in particular), and the thermo-mechanical characterization of organic substrates for the electronics packaging industry (in collaboration with IBM Research). Currently, his primary research goal is the optimal design, fabrication and experimental characterization of micro-architected materials with superior combination of properties.