Research Interests

  • Design of blast and impact resistant materials and structures
  • Mechanical behavior of materials including elastomers, polymers, polymer composites and nanocomposites, and soft tissue
  • Experimental and analytical investigations of the high strain rate response of polymers and polymer composites
  • Nanoscale design, manufacturing and analysis of polymer nanocomposites
  • Biomechanics of the knee – accurate constitutive models of soft tissues and full knee biomechanics simulations
  • Tissue engineering of ligament, tendon, muscle and their interfaces