Welcome to the High-Performance Materials Group

Graphic-logo representing the high-performance materials groupOur research focuses on the understanding of the multi-scale, multi-paradigm mechanics of high-performance materials and its implementation on development of new constitutive methods to engineer the response of these materials. By incorporating concepts from structural engineering, materials science and biology, our goal is to bridge the understanding in different scales ranging from molecular to macro-scales to provide a complete picture of the hierarchical mechanisms that characterize the material performance. Development of such an understanding is fundamental in engineering of many advanced materials, structures and devices.

A particular focus in our group is the application of Multi-scale material modeling to the study of damage and hysteresis of materials through a computational multi-physics based approach. The generated models and frameworks can be implemented in multitude of systems ranging from Blood clots and synthetic gels to ultra-tough composites and tires.