Adjunct Associate Professor - Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Dr. Cairns joined WVU on January 1st 2006. Prior to WVU he was a Research Specialist at 3M where he worked for five years on nano-composite materials for wear resistant optical coatings used for touchscreen applications. From 1998-2001 he was a postdoctoral research associate in engineering at Brown University working with Professor Gregory Crawford. His post-doctoral work focused on liquid crystalline composite materials and structures for display and sensor applications including flexible displays.
Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Birmingham, U.K.,1999
B.Sc., Physics, University of Birmingham, U.K., 1995