Heat transfer, two-phase systems, mechanics of aerosols, adhesion of solids.
Control Systems, Nonlinear Control with applications to Robotics, Autonomous Vehicles, Inteligent Transportation Systems, Fault Diagnosis of Complex Engineering systems.
Biophysics and Cellular Biomechanics. Jamming and Unjamming transitions in epithelial cells. Mechanical inhibition of cellular proliferation.
We experimentally study multicellular mechanical features of epithelial cells, as they relate to collective cellular migration, wound healing, and cancer invasion.
Mechanics of multi-scale composite materials, nano-mechanics, structural mechanics of hard biological tissues, mechanical elements in arthropod cuticle, shape morphing of plant tissues, bio-inspired materials.
Conditioned Based Maintenance (CBM) and Health Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS), High order finite elements: the hp-version and Fracture mechanics.
Estimation and control, Filtering theory, Information processing in autonomous systems, Complex and multi-agent systems, Natural and unconventional computation
Stochastic and deterministic optimal control and estimation with application to aerospace systems. Fault-tolerant control, Spacecraft attitude and dynamics, Guidance and navigation of vehicles.
Solid mechanics: nonlinear composites in finite deformations, active polymers, mechanics of soft biological tissues. Vibration analysis and predictive maintenance.
Computational fluid dynamics, specifically parallel and high performance scientific computing of laminar (DNS) and turbulent (LES, RANS) flows. Immersed boundary method. Fluid-structure interactions. Flow control. Linear stability analysis of confined shear and thermally driven flows. Pressure-velocity coupled CFD. Multigrid approach. Micro-hydrodynamics and lubrication.
Fluid Mechanics: Electrokinetics and Nanofluidics.
Our groups conducts theoretical modeling, numerical simulations,and experiments.
Two-phase flows, pneumatic conveying systems, characterization of particulate solids, handling of bulk solids.
Multiphase phenomena; Multiphase flow; Transport phenomena in multiphase media; Mass, momentum and heat transfer; Transport systems; Pneumatic conveying; Numerical methods; Shock wave interaction with porous, granular and cellular materials; Drying; Development of absorption heat pump.
Micro and nano optics with applications mainly in solar power conversion.
Pattern formation in thin elastic sheets, elasticity of growing bodies, adhesion, continuum mechanics.
Shock wave in unsteady flows; Shock wave interaction with complex geometry; Turbulent mixing (Kelvin-Helmholtz, Rayleigh-Taylor and Richtmeyer-Meskov instabilities); Penetration; Protective structures.
Fluid mechanics, Non-Newtonian flows, Buoyancy-driven Viscous flows, Ice-Sheet dynamics
Continuum mechanics, robotics, theory of vibrations.
Conducting research on motion planning and control of mobile robots.
Nonlinear dynamics and stochastic analysis, Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI), Vortex-induced vibration (VIV), Nano and Micro electromechanical systems (N/MEMS).
Forces at the solid-liquid interface; Wetting phenomena, Intermolecular forces; Tribology; Instrumentation in Material science; Marangoni flow ; colloidal stabilization and coagulation; Adhesion; Super hydrophobicity.
Nano and Micro electromechanical systems (NEMS/MEMS), nano-materials, image processing techniques in experimental mechanics.
Medical robotics, bioinspired robotics, millisystems and rapid prototyping, robot and flexible surface interactions, theoretical kinematics, and under-actuated mechanisms.