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31st ASC Conference
September 19-22, 2016
Williamsburg, VA USA

6th ICSHM Conference
June 25-28, 2017
Friedrichshafen, Germany

21st ICCM Conference
August 20-25, 2017
Xi'an, China


I am Jason Patrick, a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. My research lies in the realm of bio-inspired, multifunctional materials. I am particularly interested in creating novel fiber reinforced polymer composites, capable of synergistic self-sensing and self-healing, to improve the reliability and resilience of engineered structures.

I currently work in the Autonomous Materials Systems (AMS) research laboratories with Professors Nancy Sottos , Scott White , and Jeffrey Moore at the Beckman Institute.

research interests

  • Self-Healing/Sensing Fiber-Reinforced Composites
  • Bioinspired Material Systems
  • Microvasculature
  • Embedded Micro/Nano-Electronics
  • Structural Mechanics
  • Finite Element Analysis

Curriculum Vitae


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Patrick, J.F., Robb, M.R., Sottos, N.R., Moore, J.S., and White, S.R., Polymers with Autonomous Life-Cycle Control, Nature, 540, 363-370 (2016).

Krull, B.P, Gergely, R.C.R., Santa Cruz, W.A., Fedonina, Y.I., Patrick, J.F., White, S.R., and Sottos, N.R., Strategies for Volumetric Recovery of Large Scale Damage in Polymers, Advanced Functional Materials, 26, 4561-4569 (2016).


Krull, B.P, Patrick, J.F., Hart, K.R., White, S.R., and Sottos, N.R., Automatic Optical Crack Tracking for Double Cantilever Beam Specimens, Experimental Techniques, DOI: 10.1111/ext.12148 (2015).

Gergely, R.C.R., Pety, S.J., Krull, B.P, Patrick, J.F., Doan, T.Q., Coppola, A.M., Thakre, P.R., Sottos, N.R., Moore, J.S., and White, S.R., Multidimensional Vascularized Polymers using Degradable Sacrificial Templates , Advanced Functional Materials, 25, 1043-1052 (2015).


Patrick, J.F., Hart, K.R., Krull. B.P, Diesendruck, C.E., Moore, J.S., White, S.R., and Sottos, N.R., Continuous Self-healing Life-cycle in Vascularized Structural Composites , Advanced Materials, 26, 4302-4308 (2014).


King, A.J., Patrick, J.F., Sottos, N.R., White, S.R., Huff, G.H., and Bernhard, J.T., Microfluidically Switched Frequency Reconfigurable Slot Antennas, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, 12, 828-831 (2013).


Patrick, J.F., Sottos, N.R. and White, S.R., Microvascular Based Self-Healing Polymeric Foam, Polymer, 53, 4231-4240 (2012).

Dong, H., Esser-Kahn, A.P., Thakre, P.R., Patrick, J.F., Sottos, N.R., White S.R. and Moore, J.S., Chemical Treatment of Poly(lactic acid) Fibers to Enhance the Rate of Thermal Depolymerization, Applied Materials & Interfaces, 4, 503-509 (2012).


Esser-Kahn, A.P., Thakre, P.R, Dong, H., Patrick, J.F., Vlasko-Vlasov, V.K., Sottos, N.R., Moore, J.S. and White, S.R., Three-Dimensional Microvascular Fiber-Reinforced Composites, Advanced Materials, 23, 3654-3658 (2011).