WELCOME TO THE MECHANICS AND MATERIALS LAB

Our research focuses on mechanics and materials with an emphasis on bio-related materials and structures. It combines experimental characterization of structures with analytical and computational models that enabled the prediction of mechanical behaviors across multiple length scales. Our long-term research goal is to improve human health and well-being through the development of new materials, the design of new structures and devices, and the improvement of mechanics-mediated medical treatments.

Research positions are available in the group for undergraduate students, graduate students and visiting scholars. A background in materials, solid mechanics, fracture mechanics and/or biomechanics is preferable. Prior experience with biological material (tissue/organ/cell) is a plus.

News

09/09/2021 Congratulations to Chengyao Gao for passing the PhD qualifying exam!

08/06/2021 Part II of our special topic for JOM journal is also available online. Editorial commentary.

06/13/2021 The special issue, "Multiscale experiments and modeling in biomaterials and biological materials, part I." for TMS's JOM journal is now available online. A brief introduction to the papers can be found in our editorial commentary.

12/14/2020 Congratulations to Kangning Su of successfully defensing his Ph.D. dissertation!

11/12/2020 Congratulations to Yichun Tang of winning the Leighton Riess Graduate Fellowship in Engineering from the Center for Biodevices! link

08/13/2020 Congratulations to Yuxiao Zhou of successfully defensing her Ph.D. dissertation!

07/01/2020 Call for paper! We are organizing a special issue on "Multiscale Experiments and Modeling in Biomaterials and Biological Materials" for JOM, the journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society. link

06/26/2020 We would like to thank the Center for Biodevices, College of Engineering and Collge of Medicine for the Grace Woodward Collaborative Grant in Engineering and Medicine. link

05/19/2020 We would like to thank College of Engineering for the Scholarship support to Yuxiao Zhou.

02/24/2020 Congratulations to Yichun (Leo) Tang of winning the student poster competition at the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) 2020 annual meeting & exhibition, San Diego, CA!

01/09/2020 Congratulations to Young-Joon Kim of being selected for the College of Engineering EQUITY REU program!

08/20/2019 Congratulations to Jiacheng Gao and Congyuan Zhang to receive scholarship funds from the Dr. and Mrs. David and Shirley Wormley fund for Engineering Excellence!

08/20/2019 Congratulations to Ruyi Man and Yuyang Wang of winning the College of Engineering Equity (REU) scholarship!

05/01/2019 Congratulations to Yuxiao Zhou of winning the Diversity Travel Grant to attend the 2019 Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport Conference!

02/15/2019 Congratulations to Yuxiao Zhou for winning the Green Seed Grant Student Competition from the Energy and Environmental Sustainability Laboratories (EESL)!

01/23/2019 Congratulations to Ruyi Man, Jiacheng Gao and Abhinit Kotharti to receive scholarship funds from the Dr. and Mrs. David and Shirley Wormley fund for Engineering Excellence.

11/12/2018 Congratulations to Chujie Gong of winning second Place Undergraduate Research and Design Expo Student Poster Competition Award at 2018 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE), Pittsburg, PA! BME department news link

09/20/2018 We would like to thank the National Science Foundation (NSF) for research support! NSF link; Penn State news

08/15/2018 Congratulations to Yuxiao Zhou for passing the PhD comprehensive exam!

07/31/2018 Congratulations to Kangning Su of winning CoE Travel Cost Share Award!

04/03/2018 Congratulations to Chujie Gong of winning Erickson Discovery Grant for summer 2018 in support of undergraduate research!

12/27/2017 Congratulations to Chujie Gong of winning the College of Engineering Research Initiative (CERI) scholarship!

08/08/2017 Congratulations to Guillermo Chong of winning the College of Engineering Research Initiative (CERI) scholarship!

07/07/2017 We would like to thank the research support by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, through Grant UL1 TR000127 and TR002014. The gratitude is also extended to Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)!

06/23/2017 Congratulations to Kangning Su for passing the PhD comprehensive exam!

06/21/2017 Congratulations to Shahd Walled M Ali of winning the Best Poster Award of KAUST REU 2017!

06/01/2017 We would like to thank Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) for research support! link to Department News

04/01/2017 We would like to thank Material Computation Center (MCC) at Penn State University for research support!

02/16/2017 Congratulations to Kangning Su of winning the Max and Joan Schlienger Graduate Scholarship in Engineering!

12/09/2016 Congratulations to Mo Shi of winning the College of Engineering Research Initiative (CERI) scholarship!

09/13/2016 Congratulations to Yuxiao Zhou for passing the candidacy exam!

04/06/2016 Congratulations to Hong Jin for winning the College of Engineering Research Symposium (CERS) 2016 poster competition!

09/15/2015 Congratulations to Kangning Su for passing the candidacy exam!