Nanomechanics & Materials Research Lab

The Nanomechanics and Materials Research Laboratory (NMRL) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is located at the Talbot Laboratory and the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.

Our group focuses on the nanoscale mechanical behavior of materials and the associated mechanisms of deformation that make metal, ceramic and polymeric films and fibers, nanostructured materials and nanoscale structures stronger and tougher. A key objective of our research is to establish relationships between the material properties and microstructure, and the synthesis and manufacturing processes.

At our laboratory we have developed a wide variety of micro and nanoscale experimental methods to resolve nanoscale temporal and full-field material deformations by using Atomic Force Microscopes, high resolution optical microscopes, high speed cameras, or MEMS devices that can test ultra-small fibers.

Our Group:

Dr. Ioannis Chasiotis (more...)
Professor in Aerospace Engineering


Graduate Students

Korhan Sahin (Aerospace Engineering, Ph.D.)

Dimitrios Antartis (Aerospace Engineering, Ph.D.)

Debashish Das (Aerospace Engineering, Ph.D.)

Kuo-Kang Hung (Aerospace Engineering, Ph.D.)

Sean Lee (Aerospace Engineering, Ph.D.)

Fan Yang (Aerospace Engineering, Ph.D.)

College of Engineering   University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign