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Professor Nasr Ghoniem, Ph. D. | Laboratory Leader


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Research Interests: Damage and Failure of Materials in Mechanical Design; Mechanics and Physics of Material Defects (point defects, dislocations, voids and cracks); Material Degradation in Severe Environments (e.g. Nuclear, Fusion, Rocket Engines, etc.); Plasma and Laser Processing; Materials Non-equilibrium, Pattern formation and Instability Phenomena; Radiation Interaction with Materials (neutrons, electrons, particles, laser & photons).

Sharam Sharafat, Ph. D. | Adjunct Professor


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Research Interests: To be updated.

Tamer Crosby | Ph. D. Student


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Research Interests: Mechanics and Physics of Material Defects (point defects, dislocations, voids and cracks); Simulation methods and design for materials and solids using FEM.

Giacomo Po | Ph. D. Student


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Research Interests: Material Degradation in Severe Environments; Radiation Interaction with Materials; Polycrystal Plasticity; Mechanics and Physics of Material Defects.

Can Erel | Ph. D. Student


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Research Interests: Computational mechanics; Multi-scale problems; Crystal plasticity; Homogenization methods.

David Rivera | Ph. D. Student


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Research Interests: Physics of materials defects, effects of stress on the damage evolution behavior of refractory metals, material degradation in space propulsion systems, material detriment due to thermal shock, radiation damage, continuum mechanics.

Christopher Matthes | Ph. D. Student


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Research Interests: Space propulsion, material behavior under plasma conditions, material degradation in severe environments, mechanics and physics of material defects, damage and failure of materials in mechanical design, simulation methods for materials and solids using FEM.

Andrew Sheng | Ph. D. Student


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Research Interests: Damage and Failure of Materials in Mechanical Design; Mechanics and Physics of Material Defects.

Edward Xiang Gao | Ph. D. Student


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Research Interests: Vacancy and Helium Bubble nucleation in Tungsten due to plasma bombardment; Stochastic molecular studies using Kinetic Monte Carlo models; Molecular simulation using LAMMPS and COMSOL

Kevin Mark | Undergraduate Student


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Research Interests: 3D Modeling of Real Volumes; Web Design; C++ Programming; Advanced/Alternative Space Propulsion Systems