Harley Johnson has joined the Beckman Institute as a member of the Computational Multiscale Nanosystems group. Johnson is an Associate Professor in the University of Illinois Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering.
Johnson earned a Master's of Science and a Ph.D. in Engineering from Brown University and was an Assistant Professor at Boston University before coming to Illinois.
Johnson's research interests involve the mechanics and physics of nanoscale materials. Johnson's Nano-Electro-Opto-Mechanics research group studies the mechanics of electronic and optical materials at the micro- and nanoscale using atomistic and continuum modeling methods toward understanding phenomena and toward simulating real systems for experimental design.