Faculty Profile Page

Dr. Marcus Rutner

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Building: Rocco
Room: 307
Phone: 201-216-8711
Fax: 201-216-8739
Email: mrutner@stevens.edu
Website
School:  Schaefer School of Engineering & Science
Department:  Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering
Education

Habilitation, Technical University Munich, 2012
Habilitation Thesis: Load-Carrying Columns Subjected to Impulsive Loading-Protection Technology in High-Speed-Dynamics

Doctorate (Dr.-Ing.) in Civil Engineering, Technical University Munich, 2003
Doctoral thesis: Long-term Tension Stiffening in Composite Bridge Construction 

Diploma Engineer (Dipl.-Ing.) in Civil Engineering, Technical University Munich, 1999

Research
  • Multiscale material mechanics and damage characterization through computational and experimental mechanics
  • Integrated materials and structures
  • Hierarchically complex adaptive materials 
  • Integrated structure health monitoring
  • Energy harvesting
  • Interdependent infrastructure integrity
Experience
  • Associate Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2013-present
  • Senior Research Engineer, Applied Science Department, Weidlinger Associates Inc., New York, 2007-2013
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, Berkeley, Civil & Environmental Engineering Department, 2005-2006
  • Doctoral Researcher, Technical University Munich, Germany, Department of Civil Engineering, 2002-2003 
  • Doctoral Researcher, Osaka Institute of Technology, Japan, Department of Civil Engineering and Urban Design, 2000-2002  
Honors & Awards
  • German Research Foundation Scholarship (DFG), Postdoc at University of California at Berkeley, 2005-2007
  • Excellent Paper Award,7th JGBS (Japanese-German-Bridge Symposium), 2007
  • Outstanding Young Engineer Contribution Award, IABSE (International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering), 2006
  • Monbusho Scholarship from the Japanese Government, Experimental Research on Long-term Tension Stiffening Effects at Osaka Institute of Technology/Japan, 2000-2002
Grants, Contracts & Funds

Selected grants:

  • Principal Investigator (PI) of the Phase I STTR Proposal awarded by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to investigate Interlaminar Mode I and II Fracture Toughnesses in Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs), N13A-T008, 2013
  • Co-PI of the Phase I SBIR Proposal awarded by the US AIR FORCE to investigate Modeling and Simulation of Hybrid Materials/Structures for Sustainment Applications, SBIR AF103-005, 2010
Selected Publications
Books
  1. Rutner, M. (Jun 14, 2012). Load-carrying Columns Subjected to Impulsive Loading - Protection Technology in High-Speed Dynamics, Fischer, O., Habilitation Thesis, Technical University Munich.
Journals
  1. Rutner, M.,Sandler,I., Wright,J. "Structural and Transient Dynamic Response of Fluid Filled Foam", (submitted).
  2. Woelke, P., Rutner, M., Rans, C., Alderliesten, R. "Fatigue Fracture of Fiber Metal Laminates", (submitted).
Conference Proceedings
  1. Rutner, M., Paulino, G., Cipolla, J. (Jul 2, 2013). "Innovative Fatigue Life Assessment of Complicated Composite Structures", 12th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Raleigh.
  2. Woelke, P., Rutner, M., Abboud, N., Rans, C., Alderliesten, R. (Apr 2, 2012). "Finite Element Simulation of Fatigue Fracture in Fiber Metal Laminates", Airworthiness 2012, Baltimore.
  3. Rutner, M., Sandler, I., Wright, J. (Oct 30, 2011). "A Constitutive Model of Fluid Filled Foam Subjected to Transient Dynamic Loading", 82nd Shock and Vibration Symposium (SAVIAC), Baltimore.
Courses
  • CE 484 Reinforced Concrete Design
  • CE 518 Advanced Mechanics of Materials