Garrison Hommer

Research Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Garrison Hommer is a Research Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Colorado School of Mines. He received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 2011. In 2016 and 2018 he received his MS and PhD, respectively, in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado School of Mines. During his graduate education he studied dwell fatigue in titanium alloys subjected to biaxial tension-tension loads, using X-ray diffraction techniques. Between his undergraduate and graduate educations, he worked for MSP Corporation improving and documenting products for particle measurements, and for DePuy Synthes in the Quality Engineering department. He currently manages the Advanced Manufacturing Teaching Lab, The Data-Driven Advanced Manufacturing and Mechanics (DDAMM) Lab, and a variety of mechanical testing labs in the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department. He also works on a wide range of mechanical testing and digital image correlation (DIC) projects.



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Affiliated Research Groups & Labs

The Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies (ADAPT)

Data-Driven Advanced Manufacturing and Mechanics Lab

Advanced Manufacturing Teaching Lab

Mechanical testing facilities within the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering department


  • R.W. Wheeler, O. Benafan, F.T. Calkins, X. Gao, Z. Ghanbari, G. Hommer, D. Lagoudas, D. Martin, D.E. Nicholson, A. Petersen, F.R. Phillips, A.P. Stebner, T.L. Turner, Engineering design tools for shape memory alloy actuators: CASMART collaborative best practices and case studies, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures. 30 (2019) 2808–2830. doi:10.1177/1045389X19873390.

  • G.M. Hommer, J.-S. Park, Z.D. Brunson, J. Dahal, P. Kenesei, A. Mashayekhi, J.D. Almer, J. Vignes, S.R. Lemmer, B. Clausen, D.W. Brown, A.P. Stebner, A Planar Biaxial Experiment Platform for In Situ High-Energy Diffraction Studies, Experimental Mechanics. (2019). doi:10.1007/s11340-019-00509-z.

  • G.M. Hommer, A.L. Pilchak, A.P. Stebner, Normalized resolved shear stress calculations for single crystals subjected to multiaxial loading, Materialia. (2018). doi:10.1016/j.mtla.2018.06.009.

  • L. Casalena, A.N. Bucsek, D.C. Pagan, G.M. Hommer, G.S. Bigelow, M. Obstalecki, R.D. Noebe, M.J. Mills, A.P. Stebner, Structure-Property Relationships of a High Strength Superelastic NiTi-1Hf Alloy, Advanced Engineering Materials. (2018). doi:10.1002/adem.201800046.

  • R.A. Connor, J. Behymer, M. Hardyman, M. Hericks, G. Hommer, G. Lopez, T. Olson, J. Smida, A. Stein, D. Valencia, E. Wong, Motion recognition clothing (TM) with two different sets of tubes spanning a body joint, US9588582B2, 2017.