Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Peel Larry, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor & Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Coordinator

Contact Information

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
ENGC 263
MSC 191 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: (361) 593-2292

Research Interests

  • Morphing Wing Project

  • Aerospace Structures (X-34 fuel tank & wing)

  • Composites Design and Analysis

  • Auxetic / Extreme Poisson's Ratio Materials using Flexible Composites

  • Rubber Muscle Actuators (AFRL)


Ph.D., Brigham Young University Provo, Utah.

M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg, Virginia

B.S., Utah State University Logan, Utah

A.S., Snow College Ephraim, Utah

Recent Publications

  • Guodong Guo, Shah Alam, and Larry Peel, “Advanced Hybrid Composite Armors for Ballistic Impact”, Composite part C: 3 (2020) 100061.
  • Ma, Q., Peel, L.D., " Development of Spiral Auxetic Structures ", Journal of Composite Structures, Volume 192, 2018, Pages 310-316, ISSN 0263-8223, doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2018.02.091.
  • Rangisetty, S., Peel, L.D., “The Effect of Infill patterns and Annealing on Mechanical Properties of Additively manufactured Thermoplastic Composites,” ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems (SMASIS2017-4011), Snowbird UT, Sep. 2017.
  • Peel, L.D., Molina, E., L., Baur, J., Justice, R., “Characterization and Application of ShapeChanging Panels with Embedded Rubber Muscle Actuators,” Journal of Smart Materials and Structures, 2013 Special Issue on Bio-Inspiration, Vol. 22, 094020 doi:10.1088/0964-1726/22/9/094020.
Peel Larry, Ph.D., P.E.