Samantha Daly

Sam Daly

Samantha Daly

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering


(805) 893-3381
2347 Engineering II

University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Fellow of: 

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)


Centennial Mid-Career Award, ASME Materials Division; Eshelby Mechanics Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME); James W. Dally Award, Society of Experimental Mechanics; Early CAREER Award, National Science Foundation; Early Career Research Program Award, Department of Energy; Orr Award, ASME; Young Investigator Award, Air Force Office of Scientific Research


Solid Mechanics, Materials & Structures

Group research focuses on the statistical quantification of microstructural features of materials and their effect on meso- and macro-scale properties. Currently, the group is engaged in the development of novel methods of multi-scale material characterization, with application to active materials, high temperature ceramics, very high cycle and low cycle fatigue mechanisms, plasticity, fracture, and material behavior at the microscale. 


PhD  California Institute of Technology
MS  California Institute of Technology 
BS  Mechanical Engineering modified with Mathematics, Dartmouth University