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Brendan O'Toole, Ph.D.

Department(s): Mechanical Engineering
Office: TBE-B 130
Mail Code: 4027
Phone: 702-895-3885
Fax: 702-895-3936
Email: brendan.otoole@unlv.edu


Brendan O’Toole is the Director of the Center for Materials and Structures and Co-Director of the Center for Math, Science and Engineering Education. His research interests have focused on a broad range of experimental material characterization and computational simulation of advanced materials subject to extreme loading conditions. He is the faculty advisor to the student section of the Society of Automotive Engineers and has mentored many ASME, SAE student design competition teams.

Areas of Expertise

Composites, Manufacturing, Mechanical testing, Mechanics, Stress analysis, Vehicle design


  • Ph.D. (1992), M.S. (1989) and B.S. (1986), University of Delaware

Additional Information

SEB Program Group: Center for Materials & Structures
SEB Lab Location: 2158
SEB Lab Phone Number: 702-895-3885