Laboratory for the Mechanics of Materials and Processing (LaMMP)

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Director: Sridhar Santhanam, PhD, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Focus: Analysis of the mechanical behavior of materials and the mechanics of materials processing. Research is conducted in material systems of different length and time scales.

Research Highlights:

  • Nanostructured ceramics
  • Delamination in laminated composite materials
  • Mechanics of shape memory alloy composites
  • Constitutive model for carbon composite materials
  • Fabrication and characterization of biomimetic ceramics
  • Lightweight structures in roadside blast protection

Facility Highlights:

Materials Science Laboratory (CEER 003), featuring:

  • Optical microscope
  • High temperature furnaces
  • Fume hood
  • Plasma etcher
  • Microhardness tester
  • Grinding and polishing machines for specimen preparation

Materials Testing Laboratory (CEER 003), featuring:

  • Instron Tension/Torsion machine
  • MTS servohydraulic tester
  • Tinius Olsen

High Resolution Microscopy (HRM) Laboratory (CEER 004), featuring:

  • Hitachi S-4800 high resolution SEM
  • Agilent 5500 AFM