Christian Franck is a mechanical engineer specializing in cellular biomechanics and new experimental mechanics techniques at the micro and nanoscale. He received his B.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Virginia in 2003, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology in 2004 and 2008. After a postdoc position at Harvard he joined the solid mechanics faculty at Brown University in 2009 as Assistant Professor and became a tenured Associate Professor in 2017. Since 2018 he is the Grainger Institute for Engineering Associate Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.