Dr. Ulven received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Dakota State University (2001) and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (2003 & 2005). He has been a faculty member in the Mechanical Engineering Department at North Dakota State University since August of 2005. He has been involved in the research of polymer matrix composites (PMCs) for various commercial and defense applications for the past 16 years. He is currently the principal or co-principal investigator of 6 research projects related to composite material development totaling over $3.5 million and involving 2 research associates, 5 graduate research assistants, and 4 undergraduate research assistants. He has co-authored 5 book chapters, 61 journal articles, and 87 conference papers related to PMCs. He has co-authored 5 patent applications which have led to 2 spin-out companies, c2renew incorporated and c2sensor corporation.
- Thermoplastic and Thermoset Biobased Composites Development
- Environmentally Friendly Composites Manufacturing
- Advanced Polymer Composite Additive Manufacturing
- Composite Process Design and Modeling
- Fire Exposure of Polymer Matrix Composites
- Nondestructive Evaluation
- Low Velocity, High Strain Rate & Ballistic Characterization of Advanced Materials