Somnath Ghosh

Michael G. Callas Chair Professor

Department of Civil Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Director, Computational Mechanics Research Laboratory (CMRL)
Director, Center for Integrated Structure-Materials Modeling and Simulations (CISMMS)
Director, Center of Excellence on Integrated Materials Modeling (CEIMM)


Research Interests

Computational Mechanics Modeling with a focus on multi-scale structure-materials analysis and simulations, multi-physics modeling and simulation of multi-functional materials, materials characterization, process modeling, emerging fields like Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME).Specific areas of activity include:

  • Multiple spatial and temporal scale modeling and simulations of mechanical-electro-magnetic phenomena, applied to antenna and sensor applications
  • Multiple spatial and temporal scale image-based modeling of polycrystalline materials
  • Multiple spatial and temporal scale image-based modeling of composite materials
  • Multi-scale material characterization and virtual image simulation
  • Fatigue and life prediction of metals and composites with experimental integration
  • Brittle and ductile failure of heterogeneous materials
  • Instabilities in thermal barrier coatings
  • Molecular dynamics simulations of polymeric and metallic materials
  • Probabilistic methods in multi-scale modeling
  • Metal forming and materials processing simulation and design
  • Novel finite element model development with adaptivity
  • Biomaterials and design of bio-implant and prosthetics
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