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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.

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>> 04/18/2014: Our lab is part of a multi-university and multi- disciplinary team that has received a $7.5M Department of Defense Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) award to study  over 20 organisms, including mammals, reptiles, birds, fish, mollusks, crustaceans, fosils, insects and plants  to develop strong, tough materials based on their design structures. [Link]
biomaterials
>> 03/28/2014: Our paper on "Bio-Inspired Impact Resistant Composites" has been accepted in Acta Biomaterialia [Link to the paper]

>> 03/18/2014: Congratulations to Fernando Dri who has been chosen as the  recipient of the Fall 2013 CE Best Dissertation Award.

>> 12/16/2013:
Our work on cellulose nanocrystals has been featured in the news [Link 1][Link 2][Link 3][Link 4][Link 5][Link 6]

>> 10/03/2013: "Smart Materials Stem From Nature": Our research on biomimetic materials has been featured in  an special article in the October issue of  Machine Design Magazine [Link]

>> 09/06/2013: Prof. Zavattieri has been chosen as the recipient of the Roy E. & Myrna G. Wansik Research Award. This annual award was created to recognize an outstanding researcher in the School of Civil Engineering.


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Featured Projects: 

Biomimetics


Our current projects are related to the multiscale modeling of heterogenous and hierarchical  materials, micro and nanomechancis of biological materials, bioinspired (biomimetic) materials, adhesion of low-dimensional nanostructures, micropatterned  interfaces, smart cellular metamaterials, among others.   [more...]






   Pablo Zavattieri Research Group
from left to right: Chan Jeong,  Enrique Escobar, Ahmad Alnaseem, Hadi Shagerdi esmaeeli, Yizheng Cao, Neil Armstrong,  Pablo Zavattieri,  Nobphadon Suksangpanya, David Restrepo, Fernando Dri, Isaias Gallana, Fernando Cordisco, Federico Antico.

Contact Information:  Pablo D.  Zavattieri
Associate Professor
School of Civil Engineering
College of Engineering
Purdue University
550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051
Office: CIVL G217
zavattie@purdue.edu

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