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
Jury Distinction in the SNSF Scientific Image Competition 2022
Congratulations to Thibault Roch, Ph.D. at LSMS, who was awarded a Jury Distinction in the SNSF Scientific Image Competition 2022 in the category "Object of Study" for his image "Moutains of friction".
Congratulation to Dr. Emil Gallyamov for his Ph.D. thesis
Congratulation to Dr. Gallyamov, who earned his title with his Ph.D. thesis entitled "Mechanics of alkali-silica reaction in concrete across scales".
Welcome to Raquel Dantas Batista
After obtaining her Master's degree in Civil Engineering (Structures and Geotechnics) at University of Campinas (UNICAMP), in Brazil, she started her PhD at LSMS in January 2022. She is enrolled in the EDCE Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering.