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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:

  • PhD position on Active mechanical metamaterials and multi-functional composites: Link
  • PhD position on Design and manufacturing of mechanical metamaterial: Link 

News & Events

  • 2024: We are organizing a mini-symposium on "Active Programmability and Artificial Intelligence in Mechanical Metamaterials" at ECCOMAS 2024, to be held in Lisbon, June 2024. Please consider submitting an abstract under #MS241 LINK
  • 2023: EMSL PhD student Priyanka presented her research work on uncertainty quantification of complex thin-walled composites which has attracted significant interest in the 9th International Congress on computational mechanics and simulation.
  • 2022: Thomas was awarded a Distinction for his master's dissertation titled: "An Investigation into the Viscoelastic and Metamaterial Characteristics of Kirigami in Response to a Tensile Load".
  • 2022: Susmita's research on advanced materials and structures was featured in Space Magazine, Southampton.
  • 2022: EMSL group published their first ACS paper on printed CNT-based multifunctional adhesive sensor for active physiological monitoring Link.
  • 2022: Susmita started working as outreach coordinator for Southampton University Women in Engineering Society, University of Southampton.
  • 2022: Thomas joined as a graduate engineer at Thales UK. Congratulations!
  • 2022: Kamalpreet joined as a Ph.D. student at University of Bath. Congratulations!
  • 2022: The group design project from EMSL got this year's Environmental Award. Congratulations Robert, Thomas, Ceris, William and Nathan. 
  • 2022: Taniel got selected for his dream course of two years master's program at WOSTEP Foundation starting August 2023. He graduated with a first-class mark on his dissertation on the Experimental investigation of energy harvesting using Piezoelectric materials from EMSL.
  • 2021: Athira joined as a Ph.D. student at University of Bristol. Congratulations! 
  • 2021: Susmita joined as Guest Editor:  Frontiers in Nanotechnology on the topic: Computational Advances in Nanostructured Thermoelectric. 
  • 2021: Susmita joined as Guest Editor:Journal of Composites Science on the topic: Advanced Multi-functional Composites and Metamaterials.
  • 2021: Kishor and Susmita received best paper award from The Institution of Engineers.

Engineered Materials and Structures Laboratory (EMSL)

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