Mechanics of Materials Laboratory

Aerospace Engineering, Auburn University

About Us

Welcome to the Mechanics of Materials Laboratory at Auburn University. We are located in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Davis Hall. The lab is headed by Dr. Vinamra Agrawal.

Materials are extremely complicated systems where every observable phenomenon is deeply tied into complex processes at different length and time scales. Our work combines the theoretical, computational and experimental methods to study the mechanics of materials such as composites, polymers, geological materials, ferroic materials and in general, heterogeneous materials. The overarching goal is to use this fundamental understanding to design advanced materials targeted at specific properties such as damage mitigation, energy dissipation and energy harvesting.

Positions Available

Positions are available for graduate and undergraduate students interested in research in material modeling and high strain-rate behavior of materials. Please contact the Principal Investigator Vinamra Agrawal via email.

Lab News

  • Alexander Davis receives National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (April 2019)
  • Alexander Davis receives National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) fellowship (April 2019).
  • Leticia De Marchi joins the Mechanics of Materials Lab (July 2018).
  • Mechanics of Materials Lab receives funding from Auburn University Intramural Grants program for shallow marine impact craters (May 2018).

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