Dustin completed his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in May 2009. He attended the 2009 Dynamics Summer School program at Los Alamos National Laboratory followed by a year of research as a post-baccalaureate with the LANL Engineering Institute. During this time, Dustin was involved in development of the structural health monitoring software package SHMTools and completed an intensive 6-month national security project.
Dustin began graduate school at UC San Diego in September 2010 under the advisement of Dr. Michael Todd. His research interests include structural health monitoring, digital image correlation and analysis, symbolic dynamics, and digital signal processing. In 2011, Dustin received the National Science Foundation Graduate Research and National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships.