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Our research is interdisciplinary, combining engineering design, computation, and fabrication. We investigate a wide variety of application areas of mechanical and structural systems across a number of industries including consumer products, robotics, space, biomedical, civil, mechanical, machine design and aerospace.  The main interests and expertise of the EMSL are broadly lie in the field of manufacturing lightweight functional materials and structures (such as composites, functionally graded materials, metals, and alloys) at multiple length scales combining experiments, theoretical analysis and computer simulations involving both computational and inverse problems of engineering.

Immediate openings:

  • Fully-funded internship position available this summer, on the topic "AI-enabled mechanical metamaterials". If you are interested, please email me.
  • PhD position on Active mechanical metamaterials and multi-functional composites: Link
  • PhD position on Design and manufacturing of mechanical metamaterial: Link 
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News & Events

  • We are organizing a two-day workshop (27-28 June 2024) on AI-enabled Structural health monitoring supported by our joint funding with the Mechanical Engineering Department Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay LINK
  • Our book on "Vibration Engineering: Modeling, Simulation, Experimentation, and Applications" is now published by CRC Press USA LINK
  • We are organizing a mini-symposium on "Active Programmability and Artificial Intelligence in Mechanical Metamaterials" at 9th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering (ECCOMAS) 2024 June 2024. Please consider submitting an abstract under #MS241 LINK
  • We are organizing a mini-symposium on "Trustworthy Model V&V and Digital Twins of Complex and Nonlinear Engineering Systems" at European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL) 2024, June 2024. Please consider submitting an abstract  LINK
  • EMSL PhD student Priyanka presented her research work in the 9th International Congress on computational mechanics and simulation.
  • Thomas was awarded a Distinction for his master's dissertation.
  • Susmita's research on advanced materials and structures was featured in Space Magazine, Southampton.
  • Susmita started working as outreach coordinator for Southampton University Women in Engineering Society, University of Southampton.

Engineered Materials and Structures Laboratory (EMSL)

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