Jesus Rivera is a second-year Ph. D. student in the Material Science and Engineering program,
and received his B.S. degree From the University of California, Riverside in Mechanical Engineering (2015). His research involves studying compression-resistant beetle exoskeletons to create light‐weight, impact‐resistant composite materials.
- Jesus Rivera, Steven Herrera, Christopher Salinas, Jae-Young Jung, Joanna McKittrick, and David Kisailus, Toughening Mechanisms of the Compression Resistant Diabolical Ironclad Beetle; Poster session presented at: 2016 Gordon Research Conference on Multifunctional Materials & Structures; January 31-February 5, 2016; Ventura, CA
- Jesus Rivera, Steven Herrera, Christopher Salinas, Jae-Young Jung, Joanna McKittrick, and David Kisailus, Investigation of a Multifunctional Compression Resistant Beetle Exoskeleton; Poster session presented at: 2016 Materials Research Society Spring Meeting & Exhibit; March 28 ‐ April 1, 2016; Phoenix, AZ
- Jesus Rivera, Nicholas A. Yaraghi, David Restrepo Arango, Pablo Zavattieri, David Kisailus, Compression Resistant Designs from the Exoskeleton of a Tough Beetle; Talk presented at: 2017 International Conference on Composites Materials; August 20-25, 2017; Xian China
University of California, Riverside Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, March 2015 Concentration in Design and Manufacturing
Awards and Honors
- Grad Research Day UCR representative, 2018
- Grad Slam Finalist, 2017
- Advanced Materials Cover, v28, 32.
- MRS Spring Best Poster nominee, 2015
- Society of Automotive Engineers Lincoln Competition Competitors 2015
- Congressional Art Competition Winner, 2010