Welcome to the Multiphysics Mechanics of Materials Lab
— M3Lab —
in the School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech
The M3Lab is led by Prof. Di Leo. Our research is focused on understanding the mechanical behavior of materials when coupled with additional physical stimuli. This coupling occurs in many engineering systems of relevance such as Lithium Ion batteries, hydrogels, and thermal barrier coatings. Watch our 1-minute lab video.
Our approach is focused on the development of continuum mechanics theories, and accompanying numerical tools, for capturing the coupling in these complex systems. We employ a combined theoretical, computational, and experimental effort in characterizing and validating our theories.