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
Welcome to Parissa Alavi
After obtaining her Master's degree in Material Science and Engineering at Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, she started her PhD at LSMS in May 2021. She is enrolled in the EDME Doctoral Program in Mechanics.
Welcome to Sacha Wattel
After obtaining his Master's degree in Civil Engineering at EPFL, he started his PhD at LSMS in January 2021. He is enrolled in the EDME Doctoral Program in Mechanics.