Research

My research activities revolve around modeling transport and breakdown properties of disordered materials. We use techniques from continuum and statistical mechanics to build numerical models that capture structure-property relationship in heterogeneous materials. My research is composed of the following subtopics:

  • Avalanches and percolation during elastic-plastic transition in disordered media
  • Stochastic damage evolution as a Markov process
  • Electrical conductivity of polymer nanocomposites
  • Growth and fracture in carbon nanotube forests
  • Effective thermo-elastic properties of spatially correlated composites
  • Advancing front scanning for three-fringe photoelasticity
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