Benjamin Hasseldine

Benjamin Hasseldine

Post-Doctoral Research Associate


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, 2015

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, 2013

M.Eng. (Hons), Mechanical Engineering, University of Nottingham, 2009


Dr. Hasseldine is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate within the Mechanical Engineering Department. He joined the department in summer 2016. Prior to his appointment, he completed his doctorate in Mechanical Engineering at Cornell University.

Dr. Hasseldine’s doctoral research focused on characterizing the damage tolerance of sandwich composite structures in compression that were subjected to low-energy impact damage. His current research interests include the mechanics of biological composite structures by means of experimental testing and finite element (FE) modeling, and simulation of material damage using peridynamics.

Research Areas:

  1. Mechanics of bio-inspired composites and biological materials
  2. Experimental testing of materials
  3. Finite Element (FE) modeling and simulation of damage in composites
  4. Low-energy impact damage of sandwich composite structures
  5. Peridynamic theory and modeling



  • Hasseldine B., Gao C., Collins J., Li Y. The role of the seedcoat for improved damage tolerance of common millet seeds under blunt indentation. In preparation. (2016)
  • Hasseldine B., Gao C., Collins J., Song J., Jung H., Jang T., Li Y. Mechanical response of common millet (panicum miliaceum) seeds under quasi-static compression: experiments and modeling. Submitted to Journal of Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials (2016)
  • Singh A., Davidson B., Zehnder A., Hasseldine B. An analytical model for the response of carbon/epoxy-aluminum honeycomb core sandwich structures under quasi-static indentation loading. Proceedings of the American Society for Composites 31st Technical Conference, Williamsburg, VA (2016)
  • Hasseldine B., Zehnder A., Keating B., Singh A., Davidson B. Compressive strength of aluminum honeycomb core sandwich panels with thick carbon/epoxy facesheets subjected to barely visible indentation damage. Journal of Composite Materials, Vol. 50(3), pp. 387-402 (2016)


  • Singh A., Davidson B., Hasseldine B., Zehnder A. Damage resistance of aluminum core honeycomb sandwich panels with carbon/epoxy face sheets. Journal of Composite Materials, Vol. 49(23), pp. 2859-2876 (2015)


  • Hasseldine B., Zehnder A., Singh A., Davidson B., Van Hout W., Keating B. Compression after impact of sandwich composite structures: experiments and simulation. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Annual Conference, Greenville, SC (2014)


  • Hasseldine B., Zehnder A., Keating B., Singh A., Davidson B. Compression after impact of thick sandwich composite structures. Proceedings of the 54th AIAA Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Boston, MA (2013)


  • Stedmon A., Hasseldine B., Rice D., Young M., Markham S., Hancox M., Brickell E., Noble J. MotorcycleSim: an evaluation of rider interaction with an innovative motorcycle simulator. The Computer Journal, Vol. 54(7), pp. 1010-1025 (2011)


Benjamin Hasseldine
Kingsbury Hall W322