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 Multiscale Materials Laboratory 

 
 

Research

Prof. Shahsavari's research area is in the general area of Computational Mechanics. 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.