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Multiphysics mechanics

Multiphysics Mechanics

Multiphysics mechanics uses a multidisciplinary approach to the modelling and simulation of new engineering materials and systems for a wide range of applications.

Overview

Multiphysics mechanics embraces research involving constitutive equations whose independent fields describe two or more of the following behaviours: elastic, thermal, chemical, friction, impact, fluid, multi-phase, electric and magnetic fields.

Our aims

Our aim is to increase interest in the multiphysics mechanics research area, in order to lead to the creation of an intra-college network for research cooperation.

Our research areas

  • electro-active and magneto-active polymers (actuation and energy harvesting)
  • multi-phase behaviour of biological materials
  • nano-particle composites
  • magneto-thermo-elastic effects in metal alloys
  • quasi-crystalline and topological metamaterials
  • advanced finite element methods for multiscale/multiphase problems in solid mechanics
  • self-healing materials
  • multiphysics mechanics of additive-manufactured materials
  • damage in irradiated structural and nuclear materials
  • multiphase geomechanics
  • computational methods in fluid dynamics
  • interfacial and multiphase flows
  • fluid-structure interaction
  • non-newtonian fluids
  • microfluids and medical engineering applications.

Our current projects

  • Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) distinguished visiting fellowship, Professor L. Dorfmann (Professor M. Gei).
  • The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Grant: rapid monitoring of river hydrodynamics and morphology using acoustic holography (Dr. Z. Xie).
  • Newton Fund Project: China-UK workshop on coastal and offshore renewable energy systems under extreme events (Dr. Z. Xie).
  • EPSRC Programme Grant: resilient materials for life (Professor A.D. Jefferson).
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) cofunded fellowship, SRENASM-Simulation of radiation effects on nuclear and aerospace structural materials, Dr O Noorikalkhoran (Professor M Gei).
  • MSCA Cofund Fellowship, MeDyQuaM-Mechanics and dynamic processes in quasiperiodic materials, Dr L Morini (Professor M Gei).

People

Group leaders

Professor Massimiliano Gei

Professor Massimiliano Gei

Professor

Email
geim@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 4316
Dr Zhihua Xie

Dr Zhihua Xie

Senior Lecturer

Email
zxie@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 9375

Group members

Professor Stephane Bordas

Professor Stephane Bordas

Professor

Email
bordass@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5941
Professor David Kennedy

Professor David Kennedy

Professor

Welsh speaking
Email
kennedyd@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5340
Tony Jefferson

Tony Jefferson

Professor

Email
jeffersonad@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5697
Dr Philip Anderson

Dr Philip Anderson

Reader

Email
andersonpi1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5564
Dr Brunella Balzano

Dr Brunella Balzano

Lecturer in Smart Civil Engineering

Email
balzanob@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 4597
Pedro Bonilla Villalba

Pedro Bonilla Villalba

Research Associate

Email
bonilla-villalbap@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 9061
Robert Davies

Robert Davies

Lecturer - Teaching and Research

Welsh speaking
Email
daviesre11@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 0043
Dr Diane Gardner

Dr Diane Gardner

Senior Lecturer - Teaching and Research

Email
gardnerdr@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 0776
Dr Elisabetta De Angelis

Dr Elisabetta De Angelis

Senior Lecturer - Teaching and Research

Email
deangelise@cardiff.ac.uk
Brubeck Freeman

Brubeck Freeman

Research Associate

Email
freemanbl@cardiff.ac.uk
Dr Pierre Kerfriden

Dr Pierre Kerfriden

Senior Lecturer - Teaching and Research

Email
kerfridenp@cardiff.ac.uk
Dr Sivakumar Kulasegaram

Dr Sivakumar Kulasegaram

Senior Lecturer - Teaching and Research

Email
kulasegarams@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 4576
Dr Abhishek Kundu

Dr Abhishek Kundu

Lecturer - Teaching and Research

Email
kundua2@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5953
Dr Dongming Li

Dr Dongming Li

COFUND Fellow, Research

Email
lid23@cardiff.ac.uk
Dr Riccardo Maddalena

Dr Riccardo Maddalena

Lecturer

Email
maddalenar@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 208 76 150
Dr Iulia Mihai

Dr Iulia Mihai

Lecturer - Teaching and Research

Email
mihaiic1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 0368
Lorenzo Morini

Lorenzo Morini

Lecturer in Advanced Solid Mechanics

Email
morinil@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5818
Dr Omid Noorikalkhoran

Dr Omid Noorikalkhoran

Marie Curie Co-Fund Fellow

Email
noorikalkhorano@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5761
Dr Michael Ryan

Dr Michael Ryan

Lecturer

Email
ryanm6@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 4070
Dr Magdalini Theodoridou

Dr Magdalini Theodoridou

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow

Email
theodoridoum2@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6836
Professor Snehasis Tripathy

Professor Snehasis Tripathy

Professor - Civil Engineering

Email
tripathys@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 9377
Dr Zhangming Wu

Dr Zhangming Wu

Lecturer

Email
wuz12@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 4542
Dr Han Xing Zhu

Dr Han Xing Zhu

Senior Lecturer - Teaching and Research

Email
zhuh3@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 4824