Our research may be broadly classified as solid mechanics and materials science utilizing approaches of theoretical analysis, computational modeling and laboratory experiments. The general mission of our research group is to provide an understanding of the multiscale interactions between structuremechanics, and property of various bulk materials by using multidisciplinary approaches.

We have two major research focuses:
(1) Mechanics of Energy Materials: We investigate electrochemical and mechanical coupling mechanisms in multivalent and lithium battery materials via theoretical and computational approaches. This work could aid in developing safer, higher capacity energy storage systems.

(2) Mechanics of Biological Materials: We develop methods capable of understanding cell-tissue-organ interactions in biological tissues. This work is aimed at improving our understanding of pathologies involving mechanotransduction, and in developing tissue engineering strategies for tissue repair.

Join Us:

We always welcome motivated students who are interested in biomechanics or energy materials. Interested candidates should send résumés including contact information for two referees to Dr. Huang (hshuang@ncsu.edu).