Materials and Structures

Associated Faculty    

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Professor at the EEC in St. Louis
Composite material structures, biomechanics, smart structures and materials, structural dynamics and vibration, buckling and dynamic stability.

Associated Laboratories

Rapid Prototyping Laboratory

Electromechanical and Embedded Systems Integration Laboratory

Composite Manufacturing Laboratory

Friction Materials Processing Laboratory

Friction/Impact Testing Laboratory

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K. Chandrashekhara
Curators' Distinguished Professor
188 Toomey Hall

Composite materials, smart structures, nanocomposites, biocomposites, structural dynamics, finite element analysis, damage monitoring, composite manufacturing and experimental characterization.
Lianyi Chen

Lianyi Chen
Assistant Professor
233B Toomey Hall

Additive manufacturing, nanomanufacturing, smart manufacturing, solidification processing, laser materials processing, metal matrix nanocomposites, metallic glasses, materials for energy efficiency, materials for additive manufacturing, mechanical behavior of materials, and synchrotron radiation based x-ray scattering/imaging.
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Lokeswarappa Dharani
Curators' Distinguished Professor
333 Toomey Hall

Aircraft structures, fracture mechanics, fatigue and failure analysis; micromechanics; composite materials and structures; process modeling of ceramic matrix composites; friction and wear of composites; and fracture of laminated glazing.  
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Gearoid Mac Sithigh
Associate Professor
182 Toomey Hall

Finite elasticity, viscoelasticity, liquid crystal hydrodynamics, solid and continuum mechanics.    
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Ashok Midha
Professor/Director of Product Innovation and Creativity Center
186 Toomey Hall

Mechanical design, rigid-body and compliant mechanism design, high-performance machinery analysis and design, machine vibration and stability.    
Dr. Nisbett

J. Keith Nisbett
Associate Professor/Associate Chair for Mechanical Engineering
194E Toomey Hall

Kinematics, mechanical design and synthesis of mechanisms.    
 Faculty Park

Jonghyun Park
Assistant Professor
127 Toomey Hall

Advanced li-ion battery, beyond li-ion battery, energy storage systems, renewable energy systems, grid energy storage systems, nano-/macro-mechanics of materials, self-assembly of nanoparticles, nanostructures, multiphysics/multiscale experiment and simulations

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Daniel Stutts
Associate Professor
282 Toomey Hall

Dynamics, vibrations, modeling and development of piezoactuators and transducers-mechatronics, mechanics of bone, design of orthopedic implants, structural dynamics, optimal design and acoustics.    
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Charles S. Wojnar
Assistant Professor
233A Toomey Hall


Aerospace structures, active materials, mechanics of materials, continuum mechanics, micromechanics, manufacturing, experimental and computational solid mechanics.