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 Multiscale Materials Laboratory 



Our research focuses on developing a multi-scale materials modeling approach followed by advanced synthesis and high-level experimental characterizations to study key functional behavior of complex materials, which are critical to the infrastructure underlying the science and technology enterprises of our society. Depending on the problem of interest, we employ a variety of computational and experimental techniques including (but not limited to) first-principles calculations, molecular dynamics and monte-carlo simulations, coarse-grain modeling, machine-learning, 3D printing, wet chemistry, electron microscopy, spectroscopy, and mechanical/thermal testings. These state-of-the-art tools enable developing a unified understanding of the non-intutive behavior of materials and structures across extended time- and length-scales, followed by utilization of this knowledge for advanced fabrication of multifunctional materials and structures with never-seen-before properties.