Director, Core Course Labs

(on leave 2014-15)

Educational Background

  • B.S., California Institute of Technology
  • Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley and San Francisco
  • National Research Council Postdoctoral Associate, Naval Research Laboratory

Research Interests

  • Biomaterials
  • Biomimetics
  • Nanomechanics
  • Structure-Property Relationships

Selected Publications

Ebenstein DM, Pruitt L. "Nanoindentation of biological materials", Nano Today, 1(3):26-33 (August 2006).

Ebenstein DM, Wahl KJ. "Anisotropic nanomechanical properties of Nephila clavipes dragline silk", Journal of Materials Research, 21(8):2035-2044 (2006).

Ebenstein DM, Wahl KJ. "A comparison of JKR-based methods to analyze quasi-static and dynamic indentation force curves", Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 298(2):652-662 (2006).

Ebenstein DM, Kuo A, Rodrigo JJ, Reddi AH, Ries M, Pruitt L. "A nanoindentation technique for functional evaluation of cartilage repair tissue ", Journal of Materials Research, 19(1):273-281 (2004).

Li C, Ebenstein D, Xu C, Chapman J, Saloner D, Rapp J, Pruitt L. "Biochemical characterization of atherosclerotic plaque constituents using FTIR spectroscopy and histology", Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, 64A(2):197-206 (2002).

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