Douglas Steinbach

Mentor: Dr. Ghatu Subhash

College of Engineering

"To get a more in depth view on topics I enjoyed as well as to explore the world of published science."


Mechanical Engineering



Research Interests

  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Composites
  • Solid Mechanics

Academic Awards

  • Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering Scholarship (2016)
  • University Scholars Program (2017-2018)


  • Pi Tau Sigma
  • Engineering Student Advisory Council
  • Tau Beta Pi


  • Introduction to Engineering
  • MAE Peer Advising
  • Balance 180

Hobbies and Interests

  • Gymnastics Strength Training
  • Philosophy
  • Writing and Reading
  • Traveling

Research Description

Dynamic Fracture Response of Composite Silicon Carbide Tubes
Using testing methods like the Charpy impact hammer and split Hopkinson pressure bars I apply high strain rates, or dynamic loads, to composite silicon carbide tubes to measure the fracture toughness and dynamic strength.