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Mechanical Engineering

John Gallagher

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Gallagher joined the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at Merrimack College in fall, 2014. 


University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering (2014) Boston University, Boston, MA M.S., Mechanical Engineering (2010) Union College, Schenectady, NY, B.S., Mechanical Engineering (2005)


MEN 3020: Material Science

MEN 3032: Thermodynamics II

MEN 3034:  Heat and Mass Transfer

MEN 5050:  Advanced Mechanics/FEM

GEN 1001: Introduction to Engineering


Professional Experience

Dr. Gallagher has previous professional experience as a production manager and engineering consultant in the engineering/manufacturing industry.


His research on the nonlinear phase transformation behavior of ferroelectric materials has been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at numerous conferences and workshops. Dr. Gallagher’s research interests include characterization of ferroelectric constitutive behavior, energy harvesting, and enhancing education through technology.


  • Experimental and analytical characterization of the constitutive behavior of ferroelectric materials under multiaxial mechanical, electrical, and thermal loads.
  • Nonlinear ferroelectric phase transformations.
  • Dielectric and mechanical losses and damping.
  • Energy harvesting.


Phone: 978-837-5562


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