- Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 2005
- M.S., The Pennsylvania State University, 2002
- Diplôme d’Ingénieur, MINES ParisTech, 2000
Research Areas and Descriptors
- Mechanics of Materials and Micro and Nano Engineering: Experimental and analytical characterization of fracture and fatigue of small-scale materials (thin films, nanomaterials), structural reliability of MEMS/NEMS devices, and environmental effects.
Dr. Pierron joined Georgia Tech in summer 2007. Prior, he was a senior engineer at the R&D center of Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, Inc. in San Jose, California.
- Sigma Xi (Georgia Tech Chapter) Best Ph.D. Thesis Advisor Award (for E. Hosseinian), 2017
- Hesburgh Award Teaching Fellow, 2015
- Class of 1940 Course Survey Teaching Effectiveness Award, 2014
- Society for Experimental Mechanics Hetenyi Award, 2014 (for Best Research Paper published in Experimental Mechanics in 2012)
- NSF CAREER Award, 2013
- CETL/BP Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, 2013
- Sigma Xi (Georgia Tech Chapter) Best M.S. Thesis Advisor Award (for B. Pant), 2011
- Lockheed Dean's Excellence in Teaching Award, 2010
- Sigma Xi (Georgia Tech Chapter) Best M.S. Thesis Advisor Award (for M. Budnitzki), 2009
K. Kim, H. Luo, A.K. Singh, T. Zhu, S. Graham and O.N. Pierron, Environmentally-assisted cracking in silicon nitride barrier films on polymer substrate, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, v 8, n 40, 2016, pp. 27169-27178
E. Hosseinian, M. Legros, and O.N. Pierron, Quantifying and observing viscoplasticity at the nanoscale: highly localized deformation mechanisms in ultrathin nanocrystalline gold films. Nanoscale, v 8, n17, 2016, pp. 9234-9244.
F. Sadeghi-Tohidi and O.N. Pierron, Extreme stress gradient effects on the fatigue behavior of Ni notched microbeams. Acta Materialia, v 106, 2016, pp. 388-400.
E. Hosseinian and O.N. Pierron, Quantitative In Situ TEM Tensile Fatigue Testing of Nanocrystalline Metallic Ultrathin Films. Nanoscale, v 5, n 24, 2013, pp. 12532-12541
- E. K. Baumert and O. N. Pierron. 2013. Interfacial Cyclic Fatigue of Atomic-Layer-Deposited Alumina Coatings on Silicon Thin Films. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 5(13), 6216-6224.