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Mechanical Engineering Research

Melih Eriten and students


Mechanics researchers apply theoretical, experimental and computational methods to expand the understanding of complex physical phenomenon. Areas of active research include contact mechanics, nonlinear vibrations and system identification, elastic instabilities, micromechanics, wave propagation, adhesion and friction, multi-scale and high-performance computational modeling, multi-physics mechanics and transport, biophysics, nanotechnology and nanomaterials, micro and nano-fluidics, mechanics of soft materials, bio-inspired materials, polymer thin-films, and acoustic/elastic metamaterials.


Faculty affiliates

Laboratories and Centers

Eriten Research Group

Franck Lab

Micro and Nano Fluidics Research Group

Prabhakar Research Group

Computational Mechanics and Multiphysics Group

Soft Matter Laboratory