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College of Engineering and Computing

Dynamic Behavior and Multifunctional Materials Lab

Our general research interest is in the study of the mechanical behavior of emerging advanced materials, mainly focused on the relationship between micro-mechanical phenomena and macro-material properties, with the long-term goal being to contribute to the design and fabrication of improved material systems capable of addressing future engineering problems in energy, transport, and safety applications.

Our researchers are interested in understanding the mechanics of failure and fracture of conventional and unconventional materials, such as composite materials, metal matrix composites, functionally graded material, and particle-reinforced polymers under different temperature and loading conditions

On Going Projects



Quantification of the meso-scale deformation of engineered and energetic materials



Dynamic behavior of cellular materials subjected to shock loading



Developing a Robust, Non-contacting, Digital Image Correlation Based Full-field Strain Measurement System for High Temperature Applications


Completed Projects



Effect of microstructure and interface layer on the fracture and thermal behavior of nanocomposites



High temperature digital image based full field deformation measurment at a temperature above 1000 0C