The research activities of our laboratory are at the interface of mechanics, materials science, and scientific computing. Our current projects, which are in the broad field of simulation-based engineering science, include damage mechanisms in ductile and brittle materials, contact mechanics (tribology), and micromechanics. To gain a fundamental understanding in each of these domains, we develop robust and efficient open-source algorithms. You can learn more about some of our current investigations by visiting the specific research topics below.
Investigation of tribological phenomena across scales, from nanoparticle wear to earthquakes.
Development of cutting-edge models and associated numerical tools to explore the dynamics of fragmentation and long-term damage in construction materials.
Scale bridging numerical methods for efficient investigation of plastic and damage mechanisms in materials.