Clay Sanders

  • Program Year: 4
  • Academic Institution: Duke University
  • Field of Study: Civil Engineering/Computational Mechanics
  • Academic Advisor: Wilkins Aquino
  • Practicum(s):
    Sandia National Laboratories, California (2017)
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Civil Engineering, Duke University, 2015


Sanders, C., Aquino, W., & Walsh, T. (2018). Design of continuously graded elastic acoustic cloaks. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 143(1), EL31-EL36.

Jones, R. E., Templeton, J. A., Sanders, C. M., & Ostien, J. T. (2018). Machine learning models of plastic flow based on representation theory. arXiv preprint arXiv:1809.00267.


2019 Duke Civil & Environmental Department Tenilie Tai Director's Award

Duke Civil & Environmental Department Students Advocating for Graduate Education, Chair 2017-18

DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship, 2016

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, Honorable Mention 2016

Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Duke University with BSE Civil Engineering, May 2015

Graduated with Departmental Distinction Honors, May 2015

Duke University IGert WISeNet Fellowship, Granted July 2015

Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, May 2015

Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, April 2014

Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society, April 2014

1-A Faculty Athletics Representatives Academic Excellence Award, 2015
-Awarded nationally to four-year Division 1 Athletes maintaining 3.8+ GPA

Deans List (w/ Distinction*) Fall 2011*, Spring 2012*, Fall 2012*, Spring 2012, Fall 2013*, Spring 2014*, Fall 2014

All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Team, Men's Swimming, 2015

ACC Academic Honor Roll: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

National Merit Scholar, 2011