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Prof. Pablo D.  Zavattieri
Associate Professor and University Faculty Scholar

Lyles School of Civil Engineering
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051
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Welcome to the Pablo Zavattieri Research Group web page at Purdue University. Our research interest is in the broad area of solid mechanics applied to the multiscale modeling of advanced and innovative engineering materials.
The main objectives of our research are to address some of the fundamental issues of solid mechanics and to advance our multiscale understanding of material behavior by developing and employing accurate physics-based scale bridging models together with  state-of-the-art computational tools and high performance computing. This approach is combined with experiments. In particular, our work has strong emphasis in the bridging between scales from atomistics to continuum-based models.

(Group, May 2015): from left to right: (back) Chaoyi Zhang, Chan Jeong,  Di Wang, Nadia Aljabi, Pengcheng Gong, Edith Boiquaye. (front): Nicolas Guarin, Sara Rodriguez, David Restrepo, Vanessa Restrepo, Yunlan Zhang, Michael Jones, Mehdi Shishehbor,  Nobphadon Suksangpanya, Pablo Zavattieri,  Maryam Sadat Hosseini, Imran Haris.
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Our current projects are related to the multiscale modeling of heterogenous and hierarchical  materials, micro and nanomechancis of biological materials, bioinspired (biomimetic) materials, architectured materials, micropatterned  interfaces, smart materials, among others.   [more...]
Contact Information:   Pablo D.  Zavattieri
Associate Professor and  University Faculty Scholar
Lyles School of Civil Engineering
College of Engineering
Purdue University
550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051
Office: CIVL G217


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>> 11/27/2016: Solid Mechanics Seminar at Brown University this coming Monday. "Architectured Materials Inspired by Nature"
>> 11/15/2016: "Designing Architectured Materials: Evolution vs. Intelligent Design". Surf Presentation done on June 19, 2016. Now available in nanoHUB.   [Link]

>> 11/01/2016: Our Team was named one of the 2016 HIVE 100 Innovators (named by the Hanley Wood Editorial). In recognition of the pioneering, disrupting and transforming work on nano-cellulose reinforced cements. [Link to the article]
>> 11/01/2016: Nice article in the Purdue Exponent newspaper about Prof. Zavattieri's Science on Tap Talk [Link]
>> 10/27/2016: Science on Tap featuring Prof. Zavattieri, Engineering 2.0: Millions of Years of Trial and Error Making High-Performance Materials
>> 10/14/2016: Purdue Engineering Discovery magazine: Undergrads create energy-absorbing materials.

>> 09/19/2016: Our work on Shape Memory Polymer-based Programmable Cellular Materials has been published in the International Journal of Solids and Structures (IJSS) in two parts. [Part I] [Part II]

>> 08/17/2016: Our work on the new architectured found in the Mantis Shrimp (
"A Sinusoidally Architected Helicoidal Biocomposite") made the cover in Advanced Materials.
Adv. Mater.
>> 06/01/2016: Our Advanced Materials Paper was featured in different places.
[Purdue]: Possibly unique design feature discovered in mantis shrimp
[Materials Today]:
Shrimp 'smasher' leads to new super-strong materials
[Science Daily]: Mantis shrimp inspires next generation of ultra-strong materials
[]:Mantis shrimp inspires next generation of ultra-strong materials
[3Ders]:Ultra-strong 3D printed material inspired by natural herringbone pattern on mantis shrimp
[Design News]:Mantis Shrimp Inspire Next-Gen, Super-Strong Composites
[Washington Post]:Scientists crack mystery of shrimp packing such a punch it can split your thumb
TV Interview (WLFI)

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