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Kendrick Shepherd

Assistant Professor
Full-Time Faculty

Biography

Kendrick Shepherd received BS and MS degrees in Civil Engineering from Brigham Young University (BYU), after which he received MS and PhD degrees in Computational Science, Engineering, and Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin. He joined the structural group at BYU's Civil Engineering Department immediately thereafter.

Research Interests

Kendrick is interested in computational mechanics, computational geometry, and isogeometric analysis. His current research efforts aim to create design-, analysis-, and manufacturing-suitable computational representations of geometry using smooth spline surfaces. He is also interested in the creating analysis-suitable spline spaces for use in a variety of settings---from solid mechanics to fluid and electromechanics.

Teaching Interests

Kendrick teaches structural analysis, finite element methods, continuum mechanics, and computational methods in engineering for the Civil and Construction Engineering Department. He enjoys helping students learn to apply mathematics and computational methods in solving engineering problems.

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Computational Science, Engineering, and Mathematics , The University of Texas at Austin (2021)
  • Master of Science, Computational Science, Engineering, and Mathematics , The University of Texas at Austin (2017)
  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering , Brigham Young University (2015)
  • Bachelor of Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering , Brigham Young University (2013)

Courses Taught