Meet the Instructor
Mark Tuttle is a UW professor and director of the Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials in Transport Aircraft Structures, a consortium of six universities that receives funding from the Federal Aviation Administration. The center’s primary focus is the safety and certification of advanced composite structures used in modern transport aircraft.
Tuttle’s research interests include applied solid mechanics, composite materials and structures, adhesion mechanics, and viscoelasticity. His studies have been devoted to predicting the mechanical response of discontinuous- and continuous-fiber composites, developing new composite repair technologies, the buckling response of composite laminates, optimal design of composite structures, and prediction of the long-term durability of composites. Active in various engineering societies, Tuttle is a past-president of the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM) and was named an SEM fellow in 2005. He’s also the recipient of numerous honors in the field of engineering and the author of the textbook Structural Analysis of Polymeric Composite Materials.
Tuttle has a Ph.D. in engineering mechanics from Virginia Tech and an M.S. in engineering mechanics and B.S. in mechanical engineering from Michigan Tech.