Heat transfer, two-phase systems, mechanics of aerosols, adhesion of solids.
Pattern formation in thin elastic sheets, elasticity of growing bodies, adhesion, continuum mechanics.
Control Systems, Nonlinear Control with applications to Robotics, Autonomous Vehicles, Inteligent Transportation Systems, Fault Diagnosis of Complex Engineering systems.
Conditioned Based Maintenance (CBM) and Health Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS), High order finite elements: the hp-version and Fracture mechanics.
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
Fluid Mechanics: Electrokinetics and Nanofluidics.
Our groups conducts theoretical modeling, numerical simulations,and experiments.
Solid mechanics: nonlinear composites in finite deformations, active polymers, mechanics of soft biological tissues. Vibration analysis and predictive maintenance.
Heat transfer, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, thermo-hydraulics and energy conversion.
Medical robotics, bioinspired robotics, millisystems and rapid prototyping, robot and flexible surface interactions, theoretical kinematics, and under-actuated mechanisms.
Nano and Micro electromechanical systems (NEMS/MEMS), nano-materials, image processing techniques in experimental mechanics.
Estimation and control, Filtering theory, Information processing in autonomous systems, Complex and multi-agent systems, Natural and unconventional computation.
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.
Fluid mechanics, Non-Newtonian flows, Buoyancy-driven Viscous flows, Ice-Sheet dynamics.
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.
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.
Two-phase flows, pneumatic conveying systems, characterization of particulate solids, handling of bulk solids.
Continuum mechanics, robotics, theory of vibrations.
Shock wave in unsteady flows; Shock wave interaction with complex geometry; Turbulent mixing (Kelvin-Helmholtz, Rayleigh-Taylor and Richtmeyer-Meskov instabilities); Penetration; Protective structures.
Stochastic and deterministic optimal control and estimation with application to aerospace systems. Fault-tolerant control, Spacecraft attitude and dynamics, Guidance and navigation of vehicles.
Nonlinear dynamics and stochastic analysis, Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI), Vortex-induced vibration (VIV), Nano and Micro electromechanical systems (N/MEMS).
Conducting research on motion planning and control of mobile robots.
Forces at the solid-liquid interface; Wetting phenomena, Intermolecular forces; Tribology; Instrumentation in Material science; Marangoni flow ; colloidal stabilization and coagulation; Adhesion; Super hydrophobicity.