Chris Knotek

Chris is a sophomore from Chapel Hill, NC and is studying mechanical and aerospace engineering. Outside of research, he is a member of Duke AERO and enjoys running, cooking, and being outdoors.

Research Interests

Chris is researching the effects of torsional loads on the bending and buckling modes of a vertical cantilever plate. In Summer 2021, he joined the lab and helped redesign and build a test setup to measure the displacement and buckling of cantilever plates. He is continuing the research through the summer and also hopes to research propulsion and computationally model the behavior of cantilever plates.