Dr. Stewart is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso. He obtained a PhD, MS, and BS in mechanical engineering at the University of Central Florida in 2013, 2009, and 2008 respectively. Dr. Stewart's research interests are in the area of computational solid mechanics (CSM) with emphasis on constitutive model development for materials subject to various phenomena including creep, fatigue, oxidation, viscoplasticity, fracture. When coupled with continuum damage mechanics (CDM), these equations can be used to prediction crack initiation, phenomenological damage evolution, and rupture of components subject to extreme environment. Current research involves developing unified viscoplastic mechanical models for high temperature applications. Additional research interests including stochastic modeling and the development of optimization algorithms for material constant determination and shape optimization.