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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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>> 05/11/2016: The Civil Engineering IMPACT magazine featured our 2015 SURF student Nadia Aljabi "Undergraduate student discover her role as researcher"

>> 05/02/2016: Our work on auxetic protein crystals in collaboration with Akif Tezcan has been published in Nature. [Link to the Paper]
Protein Crystals
Press Release: [Science Daily] [Daily mail]

>> 04/04/2016: Congratulations to Vanessa Restrepo  who sucessfully defended her MS thesis. 

>> 03/30/2016: 3D Printed Material Saves Energy. A nice article about our work on Phase Transforming Cellular Materials (PXCMs) writen by Nancy S. Giges for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). [Link]

>> 03/29/2016: Congratulations to David Restrepo  who is the recipient of the Fall 2015 Civil Engineering Best Dissertation Award!
>> 01/07/2016: Fernando Cordisco's paper on patterned interfaces is now published in the International Journal of Solids and Structures [Link to paper]


>> 11/23/2015: Congratulations to David Restrepo who sucessfully defended his PhD Thesis today!

>> 11/10/2015: Innovative energy  absorbing materials have potential uses in buildings, helmets [Purdue Press][]

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