Veronica Eliasson

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

​Veronica Eliasson is an associate professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Colorado School of Mines. Dr. Eliasson obtained an MS degree in Vehicle Engineering and a PhD in Mechanics from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden, under Prof. Apazidis. Dr. Eliasson then spent two years as postdoctoral scholar at the California Institute of Technology working with Profs. Rosakis and Dimotakis. In 2009, Dr. Eliasson joined the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department at University of Southern California as an assistant professor. In 2016, Dr. Eliasson joined the Structural Engineering Department at University of California, San Diego. Dr. Eliasson is the 2020 recipient of the F. Zandman Award through the Society of Experimental Mechanics.

Dr. Eliasson’s research interests are multi-disciplinary and range from shock wave dynamics to fracture mechanics — all explored relying on a strong foundation of experimental mechanics coupled with different types of ultra high-speed photography techniques. Dr. Eliasson is passionate about promoting research experiences for diverse groups of high school students, undergraduate students and graduate students through participation in laboratory experiments.


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Research Interests

  • Shock/blast wave dynamics
  • Dynamic fracture
  • Fluid-structure interaction
  • High strain rate impacts
  • High-speed visualization techniques

Selected Publications

(Eliasson Graduate Advisee*, Eliasson Undergraduate Advisee**):