Matthew Ingraham

/Matthew Ingraham
Matthew Ingraham

Matthew Ingraham

Senior Member of Technical Staff

Phone: (505) 844-4735


Dr. Ingraham is currently a Senior Member of Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories , working in the Geomechanics department.  His Ph.D. work focused on the effect of the intermediate principal stress on failure and deformation band formation in sandstone. His current research focuses on the interaction of proppant with shale, and development of constitutive properties for shale. He has also worked on developing model parameters for domal salt in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve; bedded salt, crushed salt , and surrogate waste for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant; and determination of elastic, plastic, and poroelastic parameters for shales and sandstones.

An expert in  experimental methodology and constitutive model development , Mathew also works on many  projects involving traditional engineering   materials and systems at Sandia including consulting on the design and test methodology for the Sandia Fracture Challenge. A double blind  study looking at testing and modeling ductile materials failing in non – traditional means (tearing). Mathew was elected to the American Rock Mechanics Association Future Leaders program in 2015.


Ingraham, MD, Issen, KA, Holcomb, DJ, “Response of Castlegate sandstone to true  triaxial states of stress” J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 118 (2013) p. 536, doi:10.1002/jgrb.50084.

Ingraham, MD, Issen, KA, Holcomb, DJ “Use of acoustic emissions to investigate localization in high - porosity 
sandstone subjected to true triaxial stresses” Acta Geotechnica, 8 (2013) p.645,
doi: 0.1007/s11440-013-0275-y


Lafayette College

BS, Mechanical Engineering


Clarkson University

MS, Mechanical Engineering
P.h.D., Mechanical Engineering
2008, 2012 

Professional Affiliations

American Rock Mechanics Association