Expert Available to Speak About the Science Behind Captain America: Civil War

UCR professor and expert on the science of superheroes available to comment on the release of new movie depicting Marvel character

An image of Suveen Mathaudhu, assistant professor of mechanical engineering.

Suveen Mathaudhu, assistant professor of mechanical engineering.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( — Captain America: Civil War was released today (May 6) in theaters across the United States. Suveen Mathaudhu, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering is available for interviews with reporters about the science and engineering behind Captain America’s shield and other Marvel superheroes and their technologies as depicted in the film.

Mathaudhu is an avid comic book and superhero fan who helped create a museum exhibit that combines the real world of materials science and the fictional worlds of comic book heroes, such as Iron Man, Captain America, Spider-Man and Batman. His research at the Bourns College of Engineering focuses on making lightweight metals and composites stronger and more resistant to wear.

Mathaudhu is the winner of the 2015 AAES Norm Augustine Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Communications, and was recently selected by the National Science Foundation to present “The Science Behind Captain America’s Shield” to more than 350,000 attendees at the USA Science and Engineering Festival, which was held April 16-17 in Washington D.C. View a video from that event and read the transcript of his interview here:

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