Research Areas

Nuclear Energy

Modeling and simulation of lightwater nuclear reactors. Modeling of nuclear fuel elements and nuclear structural materials.

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Transportation

Crashworthiness of passenger vehicles and heavy trucks. Modeling and testing of structures and materials. Modeling of internal combustion engines.

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Energy Storage

Multi-physics (thermal, electrical, chemical, and mechanical) models for Li-ion batteries. Focus is on battery safety under mechanical impact and abuse.

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Additive Manufacturing

3D printing.
Models for rapid melting and solidification.
Printing with reinforced polymers.

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Materials

Models for materials from atoms to structures.
Methods for materials characterization.
Composite materials.

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Mathematics & Computing

Algorithms and methods for computational simulations. Solvers for multi-physics problems. High Performance Computing.

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