Multiphysics & Multiscale Mechanics Research Group (M3RG)

The research in M3RG focuses on understanding the response of materials cutting through different length and time scales. In particular, we are interested in multiphysics problems—such as radiation damage, corrosion, and dissolution—and multiscale problems—such as fracture, indentation, and creep. Our research philosophy is based on a two way informed analysis–design methodology. A better understanding of the material response can lead to an efficient choice and design of materials for applications in nuclear, armament, naval, automotive, and construction industries.

We work primarily on disordered materials such as glasses, cement, and nanomaterials using a wide range of computational methods varying from molecular dynamics and monte-carlo simulations to peridynamics, finite element methods, and machine learning. The ultimate challenge is to understand the composition–structure–property relationships at different scales to aid the design of novel materials with tailored applications. We also have a small but growing laboratory facility to satiate our curiosity.

Group Leader

N M Anoop Krishnan [Asst. Professor, IIT Delhi]

Anoop completed his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Science Bangalore in 2015, after which, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in University of California Los Angeles from 2015 to 2017. In October 2017, he joined IIT Delhi as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and heads the M3RG.

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