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Mechanical & Materials Engineering

Solid Mechanics



  • E. Baesu, Associate Professor: Solid mechanics: electromechanical effects, fiber networks, and biomechanics
  • F. Bobaru, Professor: Computational methods: peridynamics for fracture and impact, nanostructured materials, meshfree methods for shape and material optimization, granular materials on vibrating structures, multidisciplinary optimization, inverse problems, adaptive refinement, and multiscale and multiphysics methods
  • Y. Dzenis, R. Vernon McBroom Professor: Advanced functional nanomaterials and nanomanufacturing
  • R. Feng, Professor: Experimental and computational mechanics of materials: Inelastic deformation, damage and failure mechanisms, high strain rate and shock wave phenomena, rheology of polymers and polymer compounds, surface mechanics and tribology, polycrystal modeling and simulations, and hybrid atomistic-continuum modeling and simulations of defects/heterogeneities
  • L. Gu, Assistant Professor: Computational mechanics with experimental validation, multiscale modeling, fluid-structure interaction, material characterization, traumatic brain injury, vascular mechanics including vascular remodeling, mechanism of in-stent restenosis and atherosclerosis, minimally invasive medical device design
  • M. Negahban, Professor and Associate Chair for Graduate Studies and Research: Theoretical modeling, computational simulation, and experimental characterize of large deformation thermo-mechanical response of polymers and biological materials, inverse problems, dynamic loading, inelastic and plastic response
  • J. D. Reid, Professor: Vehicle crashworthiness and roadside safety design, analysis, and simulation; vehicle dynamics; nonlinear, large deformation, finite-element analysis; computer simulation
  • L. Tan, Harold and Esther Edgerton Associate Professor: Material design, self-assembly, and nanomanufacturing. Mechanics of nanomaterials and nanostructures
  • B. Terry, Assistant Professor: Biomedical research; Medical therapeutics, devices, and surgical tools; Intuitive, ambulatory biosensors; Biomechanical behavior of tissues and organs
  • C. W. S. To, Professor: Sound and vibration studies (acoustic pulsation in pipelines, railway noise and vibration, signal analysis, structural dynamics, random vibration, nonlinear and chaotic vibration), solid mechanics (linear and nonlinear finite-element methods with application to laminated composite shell structures and modeling of aorta dissection), system dynamics (nonlinear and rigid-body dynamics), controls (deterministic and stochastic), design methodology, nanomechanics
  • J. A. Turner, Professor: Experimental ultrasonics, nanoindentation, atomic-force microscopy, elastic wave propagation and scattering, linear and nonlinear vibrations, structural acoustics
  • J. Yang, Professor: Nonlinear mechanics of piezoelectric materials. Frequency stability of piezoelectric crystal resonators