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Toll-free: 88-88-UIDAHO
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Engineering Physics (EP)
Room 324K

875 Perimeter Drive MS 0902
Moscow, ID 83844-0902


Contact Denise Engebrecht
Phone: (208) 364-6123
Fax: (208) 364-3160
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Contact Debbie Caudle
Phone: (208) 282-7983
Fax: (208) 282-7929
Email: debrac@uidaho.edu

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

Distance Education

Engineering Outreach
Phone: (208) 885-6373
Toll-free: (800) 824-2889
Fax: (208) 885-9249
E-mail: outreach@uidaho.edu


Robert Stephens

Robert Stephens, Ph.D., P.E.

Office: EP 324L
Phone: (208) 885-7534
Email: bstephen@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: 875 Perimeter Drive, MS 0902

Moscow, ID 83844-0902

College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Campus Locations: Moscow
With UI Since 1998

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Failure Analysis
    • Fatigue and Fracture
    • Products and Liability/Expert Witness Testimony
    • Materials Properties Measurements and Modeling
  • Selected Publications
    • Michael R. Maughan, Robert R. Stephens, Karl K. Rink, Donald M. Blackketter, "Thermal Stresses Due to Laser Welding in Bridge-Wire Initiators," ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging," Vol. 131, 2009.
    • Glancey, C. and R.R. Stephens, “Fatigue Crack Growth and Life Predictions under Variable Amplitude Loading for a Cast and Wrought Aluminum Alloy,” International Journal of Fatigue, 28, 2006, pp. 53-60.
    • Glancey, C. and R.R. Stephens, “Observation of Fatigue Damage Accumulation in a Steel and Aluminum Alloy Via Positron Annihilation,” 5th International ASTM/ESIS Symposium on Fatigue and Fracture, R.E. Link and K. Nikbin Eds, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, 2005.
    • Stephens, R.R., R.I. Stephens, S.C. Berge, D.E. Lemm, and C.D. Glancey. “Effect of Transient Loads on Fatigue Crack Growth in Solution Treated and Aged Ti-62222 at -54, 25, and 175ºC,” Fatigue Testing and Analysis Under Variable Amplitude Loading Conditions, ASTM STP 1439, P.C. McKeighan and N. Ranganathan, Eds., ASTM West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, 2005.
    • Stephens, R.I, R.R. Stephens, and D.A. Schoenefeld. “Effects of Transient Loads on Fatigue Crack Growth in Mill Annealed Ti-62222 at -54, 75, and 175ºC,” Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics: 33rd Volume, ASTM STP 1417, W.G. Reuter and R.S. Piascik, Eds., ASTM West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, pp. 557-572, 2002.
    • Liknes, H.O. and R.R. Stephens, “Effect of Geometry and Load History on Fatigue Crack Growth in Ti-62222,” Fatigue Crack Growth Thresholds, Endurance Limits, and Design, ASTM STP 1372, ASTM, pp. 175-191, 2000.


    • Stephens, R.I., A. Fatemi, R.R. Stephens, and H.O. Fuchs, “Metal Fatigue in Engineering,” 2nd Edition, Wiley-Interscience, New York, 2001
  • Awards and Honors
    • Faculty Excellence Award, Naval ROTC, 2011
    • College of Engineering Outstanding Faculty Award, 2009/2010
    • College of Engineering Outstanding Advising and Student Service Award, 2007/2008
    • Nominated University of Idaho Teaching Excellence Award, 2005
    • Nominated University of Idaho Advising Excellence Award, 2004
    • Kappa Delta Professor of the Month, October 2003
    • Outstanding Faculty of the Year Nominee, Sigma Chi, 2002
    • College of Engineering Outstanding Young Faculty Reward, 1996
    • Faculty Excellence Award, Naval ROTC, 1996