Computational Solid Mechanics Laboratory LSMS
We conduct cutting-edge research at the interface between Mechanics, Materials Science, and Scientific Computing. Our projects in both fundamental and applied science benefit from active collaborations with academic and industrial partners in several countries. We develop robust, physics-based numerical methods for High-Performance Computing, and share our knowledge by releasing diverse open source software (Molecular Dynamics, Discrete Dislocations, Finite Elements, Direct Multiscale Methods).
Our research activities span mechanisms from the small scale (nanostructured materials, tribology) all the way to large length scales (structural mechanics, earthquake science). An important common research theme in our group is friction and fracture. Recently, we have also become excited about bringing a fresh and modern view to traditional engineering wear models.
Please explore our website to learn more about our current research projects and our teaching activities, which include fundamental classes at the Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D. level, as well as challenging research projects. Whether you are an academic or industrial partner, whether you seek expertise or a collaboration, whether you are interested in mechanics of solids and structures or in numerical methods, or whether you are a student looking for research opportunities (Master, Ph.D., or Postdoctoral level): We are looking forward to hearing from you.
Professor, Director of LSMS
New member at LSMS
We are pleased to welcome Dr Joaquin Garcia-Suarez, who joined the LSMS on April 1st. He graduated from California Institute of Technology, USA, with a M.S. in 2016 and a Ph.D. in Aeronautics in 2019. He pursued as a postdoctoral scholar until February 2021.
SWICCOMAS prize 2021
Congratulations to Dr Lucas Frérot, one the two winners of the "SWICCOMAS prize 2021"