Prof. Markus J Buehler

Jerry McAfee (1940) Professor of Engineering
Director, Laboratory for Atomistic and Molecular Mechanics

Primary DLC

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

MIT Room: 1-165

Assistant

Marygrace Aboudou
maboudou@mit.edu

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Molecular Dynamics
Protein-Based Materials and Biopolymers
Mechanical Properties of Solids
Materials Science and Mechanics of Natural and Biological Materials (in Particular Facture and Deformation)
Bioinspired and Biomimetic Materials
Computational Materials Science
Infrastructure Materials
Environmental Impacts
Biology
Mathematics
Large-Scale Atomistic Modeling
Interaction of Chemistry and Mechanics and Bridging Chemical Scales to Continuum Theories of Materials
Modeling of Bio-Nano-Materials Phenomena
Multi-Scale Simulation and Development of Multi-Scale Simulation Tools

Research Summary

Materials science and mechanics of natural and biological protein materials (materiomics), how protein materials define the body and how they fail catastrophically (fracture, deformation, disease), large-scale atomistic modeling, protein based materials and biopolymers, interaction of chemistry and mechanics, bridging chemical scales to continuum theories of materials, modeling of bio-nano-materials phenomena, multiple-scale simulation, development and use of multi-scale simulation tools.

Recent Work