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Jeff Hill

Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering

350U EB
Provo, UT 84602

Jeff Hill is an Associate professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Brigham Young University. Prior to BYU, he worked for Sandia National Laboratories for 10 years, reaching the level of principle member of the technical staff. He received a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from BYU in 2004 and 2005, respectively, and then received a PhD degree from Pennsylvania State University in 2011. During his time at Sandia, he focused on developing methods to protect electronics during harsh mechanical environments. His current work continues to focus on mitigating the damaging effects of harsh impacts, including developing methods for high energy absorption as well as determining methods for experimentally testing these damaging environments.

Office Hours
Tuesday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Wednesday: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Thursday: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 11:00am

Research Interests

Design, modeling and experimental work on protecting systems under harsh mechanical environments such as shock and impact. Current research areas include: designing shock resistant packaging for electronics, improving shock testing capabilities, and developing methods for high energy absorption through novel uses of materials and structures.

Teaching Interests

Measurement Systems, Dynamics, Vibration, Optimization, Smart Structures


· Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State (2011)

· Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University (2005)

· Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University (2004)

Professional Citizenship

· Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures (2021 – Current)

· ABET Program Evaluator (2018 – Current)

· Member, ASME (2018 – Current)

Courses Taught

· ME EN 362