Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics 

Multiscale Mechanics & Extreme Materials Laboratory


Welcome to our Multiscale Mechanics and Extreme Materials Lab. Our research aims to understand the multiscale mechanics of materials under extreme pressures, strain rates, and temperatures by developing new experiments and utilizing advanced computational tools. We use plate impact, laser-driven impact, and split Hopkinson pressure bar experiments with diagnostic tools such as ultra-high-speed imaging, high-speed X-ray diffraction, photonic Doppler velocimeter (PDV), and digital image correlation (DIC) to study the mechanics of materials at disparate lengths (nm-mm) and time scales (ns-µs).

Recent Publications