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.

Research Topics

Contact Mechanics / Tribology

Investigation of tribological phenomena across scales, from nanoparticle wear to earthquakes.

Damage and Fracture Mechanics

Development of cutting-edge models and associated numerical tools to explore the dynamics of fragmentation and long-term damage in construction materials.

Numerical Methods Across Scales

Scale bridging numerical methods for efficient investigation of plastic and damage mechanisms in materials.