My name is John T. Foster, Jr., I’m an associate professor in The Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, The Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, and a core faculty member at the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin. Before joining UT-Austin, I was previously a faculty member in mechanical engineering at UTSA and was a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories where I worked for 7 years. I received my BS and MS in mechanical engineering from Texas Tech University and PhD from Purdue University. I am a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas. I am the co-founder and CTO of daytum. During my career in research I have been involved in many projects ranging from full scale projectile penetration field tests, to laboratory experiments using Kolsky bars, to modeling and simulation efforts using some of the world’s largest computers. My research interests are in experimental and computational mechanics and multi-scale modeling with applications to geomechanics, impact mechanics, fracture mechanics, and anomalous transport processes. Additionally, I have interest in fundamental theoretical advancement of the peridynamic theory of solid mechanics. My teaching interests are in all areas of theoretical and computational mechanics. Please refer to my current CV for more details.