Research Overview

The overarching objective of our lab is to develop computational and analytic methods that integrate multiscale and multiphysics phenomena into our classical paradigm about solids and structures.

Such integration is essentially important in understanding and harnessing multifunctional materials (e.g., intelligent materials, nanomaterials) to design innovative structures that are potential game-changers in diverse engineering disciplines: soft robotics, 4D printed structures, etc.

In this regards, we are tackling the structural problem with classical analysis and design techniques (e.g., finite element analysis and topology optimization) by augmenting high-fidelity simulation of local phenomena including molecular dynamics simulation, discrete element method, and two-scale homogenization.  We  also have a special interest in implementing and distributing these techniques via a scalable and interoperable computational framework.


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