Solid Mechanics and Materials Science


Focus Areas: Solid Mechanics and Materials Science encompasses the computational, analytical, and experimental solid mechanics, the mechanical behavior of materials and materials science, and engineering.

Faculty in the solid mechanics and materials research group: Drs. Panos Charalambides, Akhtar Khan, Deepa Madan, L. D. Timmie Topoleski, and Marc Zupan

Research projects currently conducted by faculty include finite elements applied to fracture mechanics; process-structure-property relationships in additive and advanced manufacturing; composite and polymer thermoelectric materials and devices including rechargeable batteries; and biomaterials and biomechanics including fracture and fatigue of natural and biological materials