Solid Mechanics and Design

Research: fracture mechanics, high temperature materials, superalloys, thin-film and coating mechanics, stability and dynamics of heavy vehicles, damage mechanics and tolerance of composite materials, biomechanics, non-destructive methods for characterizing the thermo-mechanical behavior of materials and structures in laboratory and field conditions. Furthermore, interdisciplinary research is conducted with the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering, which allows MAE graduate students to pursue studies related to these engineering disciplines.