Materials and Solid Mechanics
Research in this area covers broad topics related to microstructure and properties of metals, polymers, composite materials,
The following faculty members are involved in this area:
H. Abdolvand, Ph.D., P.Eng. (Queen's University, Canada), Assistant Professor
Mechanics of materials across length and time scales- both modeling and experimental; fatigue, fracture, and (irradiation) creep; finite element, crystal plasticity, and dislocation dynamics; synchrotron x-ray, neutron, and electron diffraction/tomography.
S. A. Asokanthan, Ph.D. (University of Waterloo, Canada), Professor
Primary research is in the area of inertial systems, sensors and control with emphasis on dynamics, control and damage detection in Flexible Multi-body Systems. In particular,
K. Coley, Ph.D., P. Eng. (Imperial College of Science and Technology, UK), Professor and Dean
High temperature kinetics, process modeling, slags, transport properties, oxygen steelmaking, and ladle metallurgy.
L. Y. Jiang, Ph.D., P.Eng. (University of Alberta, Canada), Professor
Nanocomposites; Nanomechanics; Carbon Nanotubes; Multi-Scale Modelling; Micromechanics; Composites; Functionally Graded Materials; Fracture Mechanics and Failure Analysis of Materials; Smart Structures; MEMS and NEMS; Health Monitoring of Engineering Materials/Structures.
E. Johlin, Ph.D, (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA), Assistant Professor
Research focus on developing new devices, materials, and understanding of optoelectronics, particularly in relation to the creation of clean energy and photovoltaics. He specifically focuses on the use of nanostructures to both improve performance, as well as create new functionality otherwise not possible in nanophotonic devices.
R. J. Klassen, Ph.D., P.Eng. (University of Toronto, Canada), Professor
Relationship between mechanical properties and microstructure of ductile metals and metal matrix composites. Experimental techniques for measuring the stress- and temperature-dependence of plastic strain rates of nano-scale volumes of material. Nanoindentation testing, wear testing, and microstructural characterization using optical- and
G. D. Langohr, Ph.D., (Western University, Canada), Assistant Professor
Research interests include design and analysis of orthopaedic joint replacement implants, computational and in-vitro tribological assessments of interacting surfaces, and finite element analysis of mechanical and biological structures.
A. Price, Ph.D. (University of Toronto, Canada), Assistant Professor
Smart material actuators and sensors; mechatronic systems for industrial automation and biomedical applications; additive manufacturing of advanced materials; conductive electroactive polymers and composites; magnetic and thermal shape memory materials.
X.A. Sun, Ph.D. (University of Manchester, UK), Professor
Nanotechnology and clean energy. Synthesis, characterization and properties of carbon nanotubes, nanowires, nanoparticles, nanocoatings as well as their composites as electrochemical electrodes for fuel cells and batteries.
J. T. Wood, Ph.D., P.Eng. (McMaster University, Canada), Professor
Experimental and numerical investigations of composite systems for energy absorption applications. Mechanical properties of metals: strengthening mechanisms, deformation processing, multi-phase systems. Multidisciplinary modeling of process-structure-property relationships in high-pressure die-casting.