Julia R. Greer’s research focuses on creating 3-dimensional nano-architectures and designing experiments to assess their properties. These architected meta-materials have multiple applications as biomedical devices, battery electrodes and lightweight structural materials, and provide a rich “playground” for fundamental science.
Greer has more than 100 publications; her work was recognized among Top 10 Breakthrough Technologies. She was a Gilbreth Lecturer at the National Academy of Engineering, a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and is a recipient of multiple awards: Kavli Early Career, Nano Letters Young Investigator, SES Young Investigator, TMS' Early Career Faculty, NASA Early Career Faculty, Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award, ASME Early Career, DOE Early Career, TMS' Young Leaders, DARPA Young Faculty, Technology Review’s TR-35, and NSF CAREER. Greer serves as an associate editor for Nano Letters and Extreme Mechanics Letters.
Greer is also a concert pianist, with recent performances of “nanomechanics rap” with MUSE/IQUE, solo piano recitals and chamber concerts, and as a soloist of Brahms Concerto No. 2 with Redwood Symphony (2006).