The Feigenbaum Research Group

Dr. Heidi Feigenbaum

Dr. Heidi P. Feigenbaum is a Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. She received her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Davis in 2008. For her doctorate, she studied plasticity modeling with Dr. Yannis F. Dafalias and derived a new theory based on thermodynamic principles that allows for an asymmetric yield surface distortion to be captured, thereby improving predictions during cyclic plastic loading. While continuing to work on plasticity modeling, she also has active research projects in modeling magnetic shape memory allows and predicting the behavior of artificial muscles. She is interested in wide array of topics in continuum mechanics, computational mechanics, and biomechanics.

The Group

The Feigenbaum Research Group studies a wide variety of topics in theoretical and applied mechanics, including, but not limited to, plastic deformation of materials, adaptive materials, structural mechanics, continuum mechanics, biomechanics, and biomimetics. We are part of Northern Arizona University's Department of Mechanical Engineering, located in beautiful Flagstaff, AZ.


Join Us

If you are interested in becoming part of this group, we are always looking for new students. There are several graduate programs at Northern Arizona University (NAU) in which students can enroll:

  • Mechanical Engineering PhD program

  • Bioengineering PhD program

  • Mechanical Engineering MS program

If you would like any more information about any of these programs, pleased do not hesitate to contact us.