He integrates a unique set of mechanics, bio-inspired materials science, and big data to provide a transformative approach for fundamental understanding and computational-driven design, and characterization of multifunctional materials, which are critical for our infrastructure, energy and environment. 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, finite-element simulations, machine-learning, 3D printing, electron microscopy, spectroscopy, and mechanical/thermal testings. These state-of-the-art tools enable developing a unified understanding of the non-intutive behavior of structures and materials across extended time- and length-scales.
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering
Smalley Institute for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Ryon Lab 209
Houston, TX 77005
Mailing address: 6100 Main MS-318, Houston, Texas 77005-1827