Edmund Webb III

Edmund Webb III
Department: Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics
Packard Lab
19 Memorial Dr. West
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Position: Associate Professor

Areas of Research


  • Ph.D., Ceramic and Materials Science and Engineering, Rutgers University
  • Ceramic Engineering, Rutgers University

In his research, Dr. Webb applies simulation techniques across multiple length and time scales to elucidate fundamental phenomena controlling the mechanical response of materials. Current studies include stress evolution in nanostructures and thin films, capillary driven fluid flow in reactive flow systems, and mass and heat transport processes at interfaces between dissimilar materials.

Prior to joining the Lehigh faculty in 2010, Webb spent 12 years with Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM. As a national laboratory research scientist, Prof. Webb applied high performance computing resources to a range of materials and mechanics problems, including capillary driven fluid flow, friction mitigation, stress evolution in thin films, nanoscale thermal transport, and liquid droplet impacts. He was recipient of several Recognition Awards from Sandia for various contributions in research and service to the organization.