John (Jack) Mecholsky is a professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of Florida. Mecholsky is also past member of the ACerS Board of Directors.
Mecholsky is associated with the Dental Biomaterials Program, Biomedical Engineering, and the Veterinary College. His research focuses on biomaterials, fractal analysis, fractography and the application of fracture mechanics to the failure analysis of advanced ceramics and composites.
In this video, Mecholsky explains the benefits of using fractal geometry to study fractures in ceramic materials and to have a framework for studying certain properties of materials at any scale. He also provides some of the potential applications for studying and understanding materials failures.