Nano and Bio Mechanics

GEM’s scientists have been working closely with Prof. Ling Liu’s group at Utah State University in developing multiscale theoretical and numerical approaches to study materials addressing grand challenges in energy and environment, drug innovation, and nanomechanics. Examples of recent research include:

  1. Nanostructured electrode materials for energy storage;
  2. Peptide-based materials for drug delivery;
  3. Nano- and bio-materials for structural protection and thermal management;
  4. Graphite materials in nuclear reactors; and
  5. Materials for hydrogen generation.

The multi-scale investigation aims to: 1) Improve fundamental understanding of material physics and electrochemistry, particularly at material interfaces; and 2) Rationalize materials design for exceptional properties.