Robert Wetherhold

Professor

Director of Undergraduate Studies, Mechanical Engineering

Contact Information

606 Furnas Hall

716-645-3058

mecrcw@buffalo.edu

Education

Ph.D., Applied Sciences, University of Delaware, 1983

Research Interests

All aspects of composite materials, from their fabrication through their end-use; specialties in fracture behavior, in laminate design, and in smart/multifunctional composites.

Selected Publications

  • R.C. Wetherhold, M. Corjon, P.K. Das, “Multiscale Engineering of Ductile Fibers to Improve Fracture Toughness,” Compos Sci Techn, 67 (2007), 2428-2437.
  • R.C. Wetherhold, P.K. Das, ”Oxidation of Copper fiber surface to improve fracture toughness of Cu/epoxy composite,” Mat Sci Eng A, 460-461 (2007), 344-350.
  • R.C. Wetherhold, Z. Harry, “A Rapid Chemical Method for Improving Peel Strength of Cu—Epoxy Interfaces,” Theo Appl Fract Mech, 53 (2010), 42-46.
  • R.C. Wetherhold, E. Pisanova, H. Alarifi, “Spray deposition methods for improving interface strength of copper-epoxy systems”, J Adhesion Sci Techn, 24 (2010), 1221-1238.
  • R.C. Wetherhold, “Shells, Buckling Loads of Laminated Cylinders,” Encyclopedia of Composites, J Wiley, 2012, in press.
  • R.C. Wetherhold, Short-Fiber-Reinforced Polymeric Composites, Structure-Property Relations,” Encyclopedia of Composites, J Wiley, 2012, in press.