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I received my PhD in Materials Science from the University of Southern California in 2013. My research work is focused on defect reduction and efficient processing routes in fiber reinforced composite parts. I am interested in innovative approaches to making next generation composites lighter, cheaper, and more sustainable.


7. T. Centea, L.K. Grunenfelder, S.R. Nutt. A review of out-of-autoclave prepregs: Material properties, process phenomena and manufacturing considerations. Composites: Part A 2014 DOI

6. L.K. Grunenfelder, E. Escobar de Obaldia, Q. Wang, D. Li, B. Weden, C. Salinas, R. Wuhrer, P. Zavattieri, D. Kisailus. Stress and Damage Mitigation from Oriented Nanostructures within the Radular Teeth of Cryptochiton stelleri. Advanced Functional Materials 2014;24(39):6093-6104 DOI

5. L.K. Grunenfelder, S. Hererra, D. Kisailus. Crustacean derived nanostructured biomimetic composites. Small 2014;10(16):3207-3232 DOI

4. L.K. Grunenfelder, N. Suksangpanya, C. Salinas, G. Milliron, N. Yaraghi, S. Herrera, K. Evans-Lutterodt, S.R. Nutt, P. Zavattieri, D. Kisailus. Bio-inspired impact resistant composites. Acta Biomaterialia 2014;10(9):3997-4008 DOI

3. L.K. Grunenfelder, T. Centea, P. Hubert, S.R. Nutt. Tow impregnation in an out-of-autoclave prepreg as a function of room temperature aging time. Composites: Part A 2013;45:119-126 DOI

2. L.K. Grunenfelder, S.R. Nutt. Prepreg age monitoring via differential scanning calorimetry. Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites 2012;31(5):295-302 DOI

1. L.K. Grunenfelder, S.R. Nutt. Void formation in composite prepregs – effect of dissolved moisture. Composites Science and Technology 2010;70(16):2304-2309 DOI