Dr Juan Escobedo-Diaz

Mechanical Engineering Program Coordinator
School of Engineering and Information Technology
+61 2 6268 8470
+61 2 626 88470

LOCATION

Bldg 26, G04 (in Science)
School of Engineering and Information Technology
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
UNSW CANBERRA
PO Box 7916, CANBERRA BC 2610, Australia

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BIO

J. Pablo Escobedo-Diaz is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT) at UNSW Canberra. He obtained his doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering at Washington State University.  Prior to taking up this academic appointment he held research positions at the Institute for Shock Physics (Washington State University) and Los Alamos National Laboratory.  

His main research interests centre on the dynamic behaviour of materials under extreme conditions, in particular high pressure and high strain rate. His focus has been on investigating the effects of microstructural features on the dynamic fracture behaviour of metals and metallic alloys. He has published primarily in the fields of Shock Physics and Materials Science; his most recent publications can be found by clicking the link below.

He is a member of The Metals, Minerals and Materials Society (TMS), the American Physical Society (APS), the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM) and the Materials Research Society (MRS). He has served as a regular reviewer of a number of journals including the Journal of Applied Physics, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions, the Intertnational Journal of Solids and Structures, Materials Characterization, among others.

 PhD Projects available focused on mechanical behavior of materials (Experimental and Modelling). Please contact me for details.
 

Current Research group

Research Associate 
Dr. Hongxu Wang 

PhD students
Mr. Md. Ashraful Islam 
Mr. Md. Abdul Kader
Mr. Ali A.H. Ameri
Mr. Jianshen Wang

Undergrad Honours students  

John S. Lauria

Former members of Research group 

Research Associates
Dr. Andrew D. Brown 
Dr. Jiao-Jiao Yi 

PhD students

Dr. Yuguo Yu

Supervised Honors dissertations  

 

Mr. Simon Higgs              (Honours 2018)
Mr. Raymond Miller         (Honours 2018)
Ms. Tayla Nankivell         (Honours 2018)
Mr. Adam Gregg             (Honours, University Medal 2017)   
Mr. Chris Rees-Jones     (Honours 2017)
Mr. Dylan Taylor              (Honours 2017)
Ms.Danielle Austin          (Honours, 2016)
Mr. Matt Bevan                (Honours, 2016)
Mr. Eugene Luo               (Honours, 2016)
Mr. Richard Blessington  (Honours, 2015)
Mr. Luke Brown               (Honours, 2015)
Ms. Andrea CH Lock       (Honours, 2015)

Mr. Zac Major                  (Honours, 2015)
Mr. Brenton Chapman     (Honours, 2015)
Ms. Alison Cranston        (Honours, 2014)
 

 

Current teaching

Semester 1

ZEIT 2501 Electronic and Mechanical Design
ZINT 2501 Engineering Materials and Chemistry
CTMC Firepower and Protection - Materials
ZEIT 4500 Senior thesis panel chair - Impact
ZEIT 4014 Impact Dynamics

Semester 2

ZEIT 3700 Mechanical Design
ZEIT 4500 Senior thesis panel chair - Impact
 

Books

Ikhmayies S; Li B; Carpenter JS; Li J; Hwang JY; Monteiro SN; Firrao D; Zhang M; Peng Z; Escobedo-Diaz JP; Bai C; Kalay YE; Goswami R; Kim J, 2017, Preface, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0167-4889(96)90011-7

Ikhmayies S; Li B; Carpenter JS; Li J; Hwang J-Y; Monteiro SN; Firrao D; Zhang M; Peng Z; Escobedo-Diaz JP; Bai C; Kalay YE; Goswami R; Kim J, 2017, Characterization of Minerals, Metals, and Materials 2017, Springer

Escobedo JP; Ankem S, 2016, Characterization of non-ferrous metals, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-48191-3

Ikhmayies SJ; Li B; Carpenter JS; Hwang JY; Monteiro SN; Li J; Firrao D; Zhang M; Peng Z; Escobedo-Diaz JP; Bai C, 2016, Preface, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-48210-1

Carpenter JS; Bai C; Escobedo JP; Hwang JY; Ikhmayies S; Li B; Li J; Monteiro SN; Peng Z; Zhang M, 2016, Preface, John Wiley & Sons, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-48191-3

Carpenter J; Bai C; Hwang J-Y; Ikhmayies S; Neves Monteiro S; Peng Z; Li J; Li B; Zhang M, 2015, 2015, John Wiley & Sons, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-48210-1

Book Chapters

Higgs S; Ameri A; Escobedo-Diaz JP; McDonald B; Bornstein H; Quadir Z; Nankivell T; Hutchison W, 2019, 'Microstructural characterisation of a high strength steel subjected to localised blast loading', in , pp. 713 - 720, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-05749-7_71

Nankivell TM; Ameri AAH; Escobedo-Diaz JP; Quadir MZ; Logos C; Higgs SS, 2019, 'Investigating the mechanical response under quasi-static compression of cold-rolled lean duplex stainless steel 2101', in , pp. 153 - 160, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-05749-7_16

Brown EN; Escobedo JP; Trujillo CP; Cerreta EK; Gray GT, 2014, 'Shock wave profile effects on dynamic failure of tungsten heavy alloy', in Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series, pp. 209 - 215, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-00771-7_26

Escobedo JP; Trujillo CP; Dennis-Koller D; Cerreta EK; Bronkhorst CA, 2013, 'Influence of loading kinetics on the shock response of polycrystalline copper', in Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series, Springer New York, pp. 345 - 352, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-4238-7_44

Martinez DT; Trujillo CP; Cerreta EK; Montalvo JD; Escobedo-Diaz JP; Webster V; Gray GT, 2011, 'Influence of texture and temperature on the dynamic-tensile-extrusion response of high-purity zirconium', in Dynamic Behavior of Materials, Volume 1, Springer New York, pp. 297 - 305

Journal articles

Aryal B; Morozov EV; Wang H; Shankar K; Hazell PJ; Escobedo-Diaz JP, 2019, 'Effects of impact energy, velocity, and impactor mass on the damage induced in composite laminates and sandwich panels', Composite Structures, vol. 226, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2019.111284

Chen Y; Ye L; Escobedo-Diaz JP; Zhang YX; Fu K, 2019, 'Quasi-static and dynamic progressive crushing of CF/EP composite sandwich panels under in-plane localised compressive loads', Composite Structures, vol. 222, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2019.04.011

Ameri A; Quadir Z; Ashraf M; Logos C; Escobedo-Diaz J, 2019, 'Effects of load partitioning and texture on the plastic anisotropy of duplex stainless steel alloys under quasi-static loading conditions', Materials Science and Engineering A, vol. 752, pp. 24 - 35, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2019.02.090

Ameri AAH; Brown AD; Ashraf M; Hazell PJ; Quadir MZ; Escobedo-Diaz JP, 2019, 'An Effective Pulse-Shaping Technique for Testing Stainless Steel Alloys in a Split-Hopkinson Pressure Bar', Journal of Dynamic Behavior of Materials, vol. 5, pp. 39 - 50, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40870-019-00181-3

Brown AD; Walters JB; Zhang YX; Saadatfar M; Escobedo-Diaz JP; Hazell PJ, 2019, 'The mechanical response of commercially available bone simulants for quasi-static and dynamic loading', Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, vol. 90, pp. 404 - 416, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmbbm.2018.10.032

Islam MA; Brown AD; Hazell PJ; Kader MA; Escobedo JP; Saadatfar M; Xu S; Ruan D; Turner M, 2018, 'Mechanical response and dynamic deformation mechanisms of closed-cell aluminium alloy foams under dynamic loading', International Journal of Impact Engineering, vol. 114, pp. 111 - 122, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2017.12.012

Wang H; Hazell PJ; Shankar K; Morozov EV; Escobedo JP; Wang C, 2017, 'Effects of fabric folding and thickness on the impact behaviour of multi-ply UHMWPE woven fabrics', Journal of Materials Science, vol. 52, pp. 13977 - 13991, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10853-017-1482-y

Ameri AAH; Elewa NN; Ashraf M; Escobedo-Diaz JP, 2017, 'General methodology to estimate the dislocation density from microhardness measurements', Materials Characterization, vol. 131, pp. 324 - 330, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matchar.2017.06.031

Wang H; Hazell PJ; Shankar K; Morozov EV; Escobedo JP, 2017, 'Impact behaviour of Dyneema® fabric-reinforced composites with different resin matrices', Polymer Testing, vol. 61, pp. 17 - 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polymertesting.2017.04.026

Brown LB; Hazell PJ; Crouch IG; Escobedo JP; Brown AD, 2017, 'Computational and Split-Hopkinson Pressure-Bar studies on the effect of the jacket during penetration of an AK47 bullet into ceramic armour', Materials and Design, vol. 119, pp. 47 - 53, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2017.01.062

Kader MA; Islam MA; Saadatfar M; Hazell PJ; Brown AD; Ahmed S; Escobedo JP, 2017, 'Macro and micro collapse mechanisms of closed-cell aluminium foams during quasi-static compression', Materials and Design, vol. 118, pp. 11 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2017.01.011

Brown AD; Pham Q; Fortin EV; Peralta P; Patterson BM; Escobedo JP; Cerreta EK; Luo SN; Dennis-Koller D; Byler D; Koskelo A; Xiao X, 2017, 'Correlations Among Void Shape Distributions, Dynamic Damage Mode, and Loading Kinetics', JOM, vol. 69, pp. 198 - 206, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11837-016-2178-5

Zhang J; Nash K; Arrigoni A; Escobedo JP; Florando JN; Field DP, 2017, 'Hydrostatic pressure effect on mechanical behavior and texture evolution of Al and Brass', Materials Science and Engineering A, vol. 679, pp. 155 - 161, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2016.10.030

Kader MA; Islam MA; Hazell PJ; Escobedo JP; Saadatfar M; Brown AD; Appleby-Thomas GJ, 2016, 'Modelling and characterization of cell collapse in aluminium foams during dynamic loading', International Journal of Impact Engineering, vol. 96, pp. 78 - 88, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2016.05.020

Islam MA; Kader MA; Hazell PJ; Brown AD; Saadatfar M; Quadir MZ; Escobedo JP, 2016, 'Investigation of microstructural and mechanical properties of cell walls of closed-cell aluminium alloy foams', Materials Science and Engineering A, vol. 666, pp. 245 - 256, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2016.04.046

Bodelot L; Escobedo-Diaz JP; Trujillo CP; Martinez DT; Cerreta EK; Gray GT; Ravichandran G, 2015, 'Microstructural changes and in-situ observation of localization in OFHC copper under dynamic loading', International Journal of Plasticity, vol. 74, pp. 58 - 74, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijplas.2015.06.002

Islam MA; Hazell PJ; Escobedo JP; Saadatfar M, 2014, 'In-Situ Quasistatic Compression and Microstructural Characterization of Aluminium Foams of Different Cell Topology', World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Journal of Chemical, Molecular, Nuclear, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, vol. 8, pp. 1258 - 1263

Escobedo JP; Field DP; Leblanc MM; Florando JN; Lassila DH, 2014, 'Influence of pressure on the microstructural evolution of Ta during shear deformation', Scripta Materialia, vol. 80, pp. 21 - 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scriptamat.2014.02.006

Fensin SJ; Escobedo JP; Gray GT; Patterson BM; Trujillo CP; Cerreta EK, 2014, 'Dynamic damage nucleation and evolution in multiphase materials', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 115, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4880435

Escobedo JP; Cerreta EK; Martinez DT; Trujillo CP; Lebensohn RA; Gray III GT, 2014, 'Influence of Temperature on the Dynamic Tensile Behavior of Zirconium', Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, vol. 45, pp. 5877 - 5882, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11661-014-2417-8

Zong H; Ding X; Lookman T; Li J; Sun J; Cerreta EK; Escobedo JP; Addessio FL; Bronkhorst CA, 2014, 'Collective nature of plasticity in mediating phase transformation under shock compression', Physical Review B, vol. 89, pp. 220101 - 220101, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.89.220101

Hazell PJ; Appleby-Thomas GJ; Wielewski E; Escobedo JP, 2014, 'The shock and spall response of three industrially important hexagonal close-packed metals: magnesium, titanium and zirconium', Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, vol. 372, pp. 20130204 - 20130204, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2013.0204

Brown DW; Almer JD; Balogh L; Cerreta EK; Clausen B; Escobedo-Diaz JP; Sisneros TA; Mosbrucker PL; Tulk EF; Vogel SC, 2014, 'Stability of the two-phase (α/$ømega$) microstructure of shocked zirconium', Acta Materialia, vol. 67, pp. 383 - 394, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2013.12.002

Fensin SJ; Escobedo-Diaz JP; Brandl C; Cerreta EK; Gray GT; Germann TC; Valone SM, 2014, 'Effect of loading direction on grain boundary failure under shock loading', Acta Materialia, vol. 64, pp. 113 - 122, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2013.11.026

Escobedo JP; Cerreta EK; Dennis-Koller D, 2014, 'Effect of Crystalline Structure on Intergranular Failure During Shock Loading', JOM, vol. 66, pp. 156 - 164, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11837-013-0798-6

Lebensohn RA; Escobedo JP; Cerreta EK; Dennis-Koller D; Bronkhorst CA; Bingert JF, 2013, 'Modeling void growth in polycrystalline materials', Acta Materialia, vol. 61, pp. 6918 - 6932, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2013.08.004

Cerreta EK; Escobedo JP; Rigg PA; Trujillo CP; Brown DW; Sisneros TA; Clausen B; Lopez MF; Lookman T; Bronkhorst CA; Addessio FL, 2013, 'The influence of phase and substructural evolution during dynamic loading on subsequent mechanical properties of zirconium', Acta Materialia, vol. 61, pp. 7712 - 7719, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2013.09.009

Escobedo JP; Brown EN; Trujillo CP; Cerreta EK; Gray III GT, 2013, 'The effect of shock-wave profile on dynamic brittle failure', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 113, pp. 103506 - 103506, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4794002

Escobedo JP; Cerreta EK; Dennis-Koller D; Trujillo CP; Bronkhorst CA, 2013, 'Influence of boundary structure and near neighbor crystallographic orientation on the dynamic damage evolution during shock loading', Philosophical Magazine, vol. 93, pp. 833 - 846, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14786435.2012.734638

Cerreta EK; Escobedo JP; Rigg PA; Trujillo CP; Brown DW; Sisneros TA; Clausen B; Lopez MF; Lookman T; Bronkhorst CA; others , 2013, 'The influence of phase and substructural evolution during dynamic loading on subsequent mechanical properties of zirconium', Acta Materialia, vol. 61, pp. 7712 - 7719, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2013.09.009

Trujillo CP; Escobedo-Diaz JP; Cerreta EK; Gray GT; Martinez DT, 2012, 'Probing the role of texture in zirconium using dynamic-tensile-extrusion', Steel Research International, vol. SPL. ISSUE, pp. 907 - 910

Cerreta EK; Escobedo JP; Perez-Bergquist A; Koller DD; Trujillo CP; Gray III GT; Brandl C; Germann TC, 2012, 'Early stage dynamic damage and the role of grain boundary type', Scripta Materialia, vol. 66, pp. 638 - 641, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scriptamat.2012.01.051

Escobedo JP; Cerreta EK; Trujillo CP; Martinez DT; Lebensohn RA; Webster VA; Gray GT, 2012, 'Influence of texture and test velocity on the dynamic, high-strain, tensile behavior of zirconium', Acta Materialia, vol. 60, pp. 4379 - 4392, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2012.05.001

Patterson BM; Escobedo-Diaz JP; Dennis-Koller D; Cerreta E, 2012, 'Dimensional quantification of embedded voids or objects in three dimensions using X-ray tomography', Microscopy and Microanalysis, vol. 18, pp. 390 - 398, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1431927611012554

Fensin SJ; Valone SM; Cerreta EK; Escobedo-Diaz JP; Gray III GT; Kang K; Wang J, 2012, 'Effect of grain boundary structure on plastic deformation during shock compression using molecular dynamics', Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, vol. 21, pp. 015011 - 015011, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0965-0393/21/1/015011

Escobedo JP; Dennis-Koller D; Cerreta EK; Patterson BM; Bronkhorst CA; Hansen BL; Tonks D; Lebensohn RA, 2011, 'Effects of grain size and boundary structure on the dynamic tensile response of copper', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 110, pp. 033513 - 033513, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3607294

Escobedo JP; Field DP; LeBlanc MM; Florando JN; Lassila DH, 2010, 'The trianvil test apparatus: Measurement of shear strength under pressure', Review of Scientific Instruments, vol. 81, pp. 013908 - 013908, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3294426

Escobedo JP; Gupta YM, 2010, 'Dynamic tensile response of Zr-based bulk amorphous alloys: Fracture morphologies and mechanisms', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 107, pp. 123502 - 123502, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3447751

Escobedo JP; Patankar SN; Field DP; Froes FH, 2006, 'Superplastic behavior of fine grained Ti-6Al-4V', Materials Technology, vol. 21, pp. 84 - 87, http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/mte.2006.21.2.84