Group of mechanics of materials

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The mission of the group is to understand, predict and optimise the mechanical response of high-tech materials and products as a function of their underlying microstructure, processing and usage, through focused and co-ordinated experimental, theoretical and computational efforts. High-tech materials are key in developing novel products with revolutionary functionality.

Solid mechanics across the length scales for science and society

This group’s profile targets the full breadth of mechanics of materials, which is a broad key discipline underlying a variety of applications in energy, health, mobility, high-tech systems, etc. The research of the group embraces material characterization, constitutive modelling, computational mechanics and advanced experimental methods. The group therefore actively collaborates with the other groups in the Mechanics of Materials section. The various applications relate to mechanical metamaterials, additive manufacturing, high-strength steels, hybrids/composites, functional materials, etc.

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