September 2020

Welcome to Caleb Frey and Yurui Zhang!

The mMOD group welcomes Caleb Frey and Yurui Zhang as MSE Master’s students! Caleb’s research is focused on engineering of toughened ceramics, while Yurui is focused on optimization of graphene nanocomposites produced by Prof. Jennifer Lynch’s group.

August 2020

2D Materials Minisymposium for USNCCM16

Prof. Sills with be organizing, along with Prof. Teng Zhang of Syracuse University, a minisymposium for the 16th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics titled “Mechanics and Microstructure of Two-dimensional Materials.” For more information, visit the minisymposium webpage. Abstract submission is expected to open soon!

June 2020

Prof. Sills joins the MAE Graduate Faculty

Prof. Sills is privileged to join the graduate faculty of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, enabling him to advise and co-advise graduate students in MAE.

May 2020

Welcome to Dr. Nipal Deka!

The mMOD group welcomes Dr. Nipal Deka as a postdoctoral scholar. Dr. Deka will be using discrete dislocation dynamics and molecular dynamics to study dislocation patterning and crack initiation.

April 2020

DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship awarded to former group member Ethan Epperly

Ethan was awarded the prestigious U.S. Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship and will be starting his PhD at CalTech in the Fall. Ethan was also the first author to a pair of recently published papers at the Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids and Acta Materialia (see Publications page). Congratulations, Ethan!

November 2019

Abstract submission opens for symposium at MMM10 co-organized by Prof. Sills

Abstract submission has opened for the the 10th International Conference on Multiscale Materials Modeling to be held in Baltimore, MD from October 19-23, 2020 (postponed until November 2021). Please consider submission to the symposium Scale Bridging in Materials Science, which is being co-organized by Prof. Sills. See the conference website for additional info.

October 2019

Prof. Sills to serve as Co-editor of Special Issue of Materials Theory

Prof. Sills will be co-editing a Special Issue of Materials Theory with co-editors Thomas Hochrainer, Lasse Laurson, Stefanos Papanikolaou, and Giacomo Po. The issue is titled “Characterization of Dislocation Ensembles: Measures and Complexity.” For additional information, see the journal website.

September 2019

Welcome Tanvir Aman, Qianqian Zhao, and Landon Cordova to the mMOD group!