Multiscale and Multiphysics Modeling, Computational Analysis

Our research combines concepts from advanced mathematics, theoretical mechanics, electro-chemistry, and numerical methods to create mathematical models and corresponding computer simulations that highlight complex behaviors of multi-functional materials with dynamic microstructures such as living biological materials.

Models that link mechanical and electro-chemical processes taking place at various length and time scales in biological tissues could provide valuable information not only on the range of healthy functions, but also on the onset and progression of diseases and tumors.

Work is also conducted on the development of non-local theories using fractional calculus and on image processing and inverse problems arising in image elastography.

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The Penn State Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM) is an internationally distinguished department that is recognized for its globally competitive excellence in engineering and scientific accomplishments, research, and educational leadership.

Our Engineering Science program is the official undergraduate honors program of the College of Engineering, attracting the University’s brightest engineering students. We also offer graduate degrees in ESM, engineering mechanics, engineering at the nano-scale, and an integrated undergraduate/graduate program.

Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics

212 Earth and Engineering Sciences Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-4523