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Walter E. Voit

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Joint - Materials Science and Engineering

PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Tech, 2009.
MS, Computer Science – Intelligent Systems, University of Texas at Dallas, 2006.
BS, Computer Science, University of Texas at Dallas, 2005.

Research Interests
Shape memory polymers; polymer manufacturing; ionizing radiation; thermomechanical properties; biopolymer mechanics.

Five Most Recent Journal Publications, Book Chapters, and Books

  • Voit, W., T. Ware, and K. Gall. (2010). "Radiation crosslinked shape-memory polymers." Polymer 51(15): 3551-3559.
  • Voit, W., T. Ware, R, Dasari, P. Smith, L. Danz, D. Simon, S. Barlow, S.R. Marder and K. Gall. (2010). "High-Strain Shape-Memory Polymers." Advanced Functional Materials 20(1): 162-171.
  • Ware, T., W. Voit, and K. Gall (2010). "Effects of sensitizer length on radiation crosslinked shape-memory polymers." Radiation Physics and Chemistry 79(4): 446-453.
  • Chitturi, B., W. Fahle, Z. Meng, L. Morales, C.O. Shields, I.H. Sudborough, and W. Voit (2009). "An (18/11)n upper bound for sorting by prefix reversals." Theoretical Computer Science 410(36): 3372-3390.
  • Chitturi, B., Sudborough, H., Voit, W. and Fang, X. (2008) Adjacent Swaps on Strings. COCOON LNCS 5092: 299-308.

Major Honors and Awards

  • Best Presentation, 9th annual Ionizing Radiation and Polymers Conference, College Park, MD., 2010
  • McDermott Faculty Member, 2010
  • Best Poster Award, NSF IGERT PI Annual Meeting, Washington, DC., 2009
  • Member, Materials Research Society, 2008 - 2010
  • Member, TMS, 2008 - 2010
  • Founder and CTO of Syzygy Memory Plastics, 2007 - 2010
  • NSF IGERT-Funded TI:GER Fellow, The Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007 - 2009
  • Presidential Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006 - 2009
  • Erik Jonsson Fellow, University of Texas at Dallas, 2005 - 2006
  • McDermott Scholar, University of Texas at Dallas, 2001 - 2005