University of Massachusetts
Dept. of Mechanical
& Industrial Engineering
ELab 208C
160 Governors Drive
Amherst MA 01003
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Research Group



Welcome to the Computational Nanomaterials Laboratory! Our overarching interests lie in using computational methods to probe materials at length scales ranging from the nano- to macroscale. Our primary tools are density functional theory, molecular dynamics/statics, and continuum mechanics models (with paper-and-pencil theory thrown in for fun). Some of our recent research activities are listed below.

Ongoing Research Activities

(Please see our publications for a more complete picture of ongoing research.)