Department of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering
              Computational Materials Science Group

Welcome to Computational Materials Group at Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY.

Our research lab is focused on the areas of mechanical properties of nanomaterials and new materials design driven by computer simulations. A common thread in this research is the understanding of the underlining mechanisms at the nanoscale, responsible for the deformation and fracture of metallic materials. For that purpose, computer simulation techniques that span various length scales, ranging from the nanoscale to the microscale are used. These techniques include methods such as Molecular Dynamics, Monte Carlo, Dislocation Dynamics and Finite Elements.

Our research work not only has theoretical but also practical significance, due to the various potential applications of nanomaterials that include, among others, advanced coatings, smart sensors, solar energy converters, nanophotonics, opto-electronics and catalysts.







Contact us: Ioannis Mastorakos,, 315-268-7731, Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering, Clarkson University, Potsdam, 13699, US.