Dr. vonLockette's work is rooted in the structure-property relationships of materials, specifically elastomers.


Dr. von Lockette's work is rooted in the structure property relationships of elastomers and elastomer composites. He has received funding from the National Science Foundation for the study of piezoelectric-rubber composites for vibration isolation and control, for the acquisition of an atomic force microscope to study the mechanical response of rubbery composites and materials at the nanoscale, for x-ray tomography and diffraction systems to study the micromechanics of magneto-active composites and, most recently, to examine multi-field active materials for Origami Engineering.

He has decades of experience in the fabrication, computational simulation, and optical and mechanical testing of polymeric composites with several lead author publications in journals such as Macromolecules, Acta Mechanica, The Journal of Computational and Theoretical Polymer Physics, and Smart Materials and Structures. His most recent work involves the study and optimization of magneto-active elastomers (MAEs) for advanced vibration isolation, controls, actuation, and origami applications.

He has also advised several masters theses and undergraduate research groups in this area who have presented their works at the ACS Rubber Division meetings, at NCUR and ASME conferences in Utah, California, and Maryland,, and at regional STEM conferences.

In addition to research, at his previous position Dr. von Lockette has engaged in numerous outreach and enrichments programs, including Rowan's Summer Institute in Materials Science (serving high school students and teachers), the Harley Flack Male Mentoring Program at Rowan (which he co-chaired in 2003-2004), and C.H.A.M.P's Saturday Academy at Rowan's Camden Campus (for which he developed and administers a "What is Engineering?" program for 6th - 8th graders on the weekends).

Dr. von Lockette's CV.