Emerging Leaders 2021

Measurement Science and Technology is pleased to bring together the best early-career researchers in measurement and metrology and publish their exceptional work in an annual collection dedicated to emerging leaders.

An emerging leader is defined as a top researcher in their field who completed their PhD in 2009 or later (10 years excluding career breaks).


Ricardo Mejia-Alvarez
Dr Ricardo Mejia-Alvarez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State University. He received his PhD degree in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He worked in Los Alamos National Laboratory from 2010 to 2016. Dr. Mejia-Alvarez studies shock-matter interactions, with emphasis on their effect on living tissue and the mechanics of TBI. Some of his accolades include the 2011 Francois Frenkiel Award for Fluid Dynamics from the American Physical Society and a Fulbright Fellowship.

Large cross-section blast chamber: design and experimental characterization

Ricardo Mejia-Alvarez et al 2021 Meas. Sci. Technol. (Accepted Manuscript)