Don Shockey
Dynamic fracture, fragmentation, shear bands

–  Worked on supersonic crack propagation.
–  Co-developed the NAG fracture concept of shock-wave-induced fracture.
–  Leads a research effort in ballistic protection, advanced fractography,
    and aging system life extension.
–  Published over 100 papers on deformation and fracture of materials
    under dynamic and static loads.

Don Curran
Dynamic fracture

–  Led and contributed to the NAG family of mesomechanical failure models
    of solids.
–  Contributed to the understanding of high-pressure phase transitions in metals.
–  Published over 60 papers in Shock Physics.
–  Fellow of the American Physical Society.


Don Shockey (left) and Don Curran (right) with their plaques.