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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.

NanoHUB tools:

1.    S Lee; C. Gomez, P. Zavattieri; A. Strachan (2011), "Bio Composite Simulator," DOI: 10254/nanohub-r12273.1.    link:

2.    Mateo Gómez Zuluaga; Robert J. Moon; Fernando Luis Dri; Pablo Daniel Zavattieri (2013), "Crystalline Cellulose - Atomistic Toolkit," DOI: 10.4231/D35T3G03B

3.    Mateo Gómez Zuluaga; Fernando Luis Dri; Pablo Daniel Zavattieri; Robert J. Moon (2013), "Anisotropy Calculator - 3D Visualization Toolkit," DOI: 10.4231/D3K06X13R

News/Highlights:  (click here for more news)
>> 04/10/2015: Prof. Zavattieri has been named a University Faculty Scholar [Link1] [Link2]

>> 04/06/2015: Our paper on the Chiton's Tooth using 3D printing has been accepted in the Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials     [Link to Paper]
3D printed paper
>> 03/31/2015: Natural nanocrystals shown to strengthen concrete [Press release][]

>> 01/27/2015: Congratulations to Enrique Escobar de Obaldia who sucessfully defended his PhD Thesis.

>> 11/13/2014: Our paper on cellulose was just published in Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering  [PDF]

>> 10/16/2014: Our work on the mechanical analysis of the radular teeth of Chitons has been selected for the cover page of Advanced Functional Materials of October [Link]
>> 09/04/2014: Congratulations to David Restrepo who has been chosen as a recipient of the 2014 William and Mary Goetz Graduate Scholarship in Civil Engineering.

>> 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]

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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...]

   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 and  University Faculty Scholar
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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