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Kevin T. Turner, Ph.D

Kevin Turner

Kevin T. Turner is a Professor and the Chair of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics at the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Turner also holds a secondary appointment in Materials Science and Engineering. He received his BS from the Johns Hopkins University and SM and PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to joining the University of Pennsylvania in 2011, he was on the faculty of the University Wisconsin-Madison. Turner’s research is at the nexus of mechanics, manufacturing, and materials. Current research efforts in Turner’s group include structured materials with tunable adhesion and fracture properties, the mechanics of soft robotic grasping, design of heterogeneous additively manufactured materials, and manufacturing of flexible hybrid electronics and sensors.