Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Penn State University
BIO: Reuben Kraft is an associate professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering at Penn State University. After earning his doctorate in mechanical engineering from Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Kraft spent four years at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and then one year at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Dr. Kraft has been at Penn State since 2013 and is a co-hire of Penn State’s Institute for Computational and Data Sciences. He is also affiliated with the Penn State Institute of the Neurosciences and Center for Neural Engineering. Dr. Kraft’s primary research interests are in computational biomechanics, high strain rate mechanics, and mechanobiology. Dr. Kraft was awarded the NSF CAREER and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) for his work in computational biomechanics.