Mountain View the Rolla building overlooking the Missouri S&T campus


Recent development of advanced manufacturing processes have enabled the design and utilization of new materials and structures. In particular, additive manufacturing has opened the door for fundamental and applied research into materials with complex geometries and compositions. Thus, the overall properties of materials and structures can be controlled by introducing heterogeneity and by exploiting structural effects. Our group studies the mechanics of such structures and materials through theory, experiments, and simulations by extending the classical theories from solid mechanics to the emerging space of additively-manufactured materials.

Located in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, the city of Rolla is home to the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T). We are located in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Originally referred to as the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy (and later the University of Missouri-Rolla), our campus maintains a long-standing tradtion of materials research. This continues today with our state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing facilities. The unique manufacturing capabilities of our campus provide ample opportunity for basic research in mechanics and applied research in material development.

Mountain View Dr. Wojnar's and Dr. Wu's research group lunch at Alex's Pizza

Group news

August 24, 2017 Our paper on a new solid propellant characterization method is highlighted in Aerospace & Defense Technology as a technical brief.
May 12, 2017 Congratulations to Will Hays for successfully defending his masters thesis!
November 17, 2016 paper on viscoelasticity in ferroelectrics appears in JAM

Upcoming events

November 5-8, 2017 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Tampa, FL
-minisymposium on Modeling, Simulation, and Design of Multi-functional Materials (Track 11-14)
-minisymposium on In-Situ Techniques in Experimental Mechanics of Fracture and Failure (Track 12-16)
-minisymposium on Multi-Field Studies in Heterogeneous Materials: Experiments, Theoretical and Numerical Approaches (Track 12-18)
June 4-9, 2018 United States National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNC/TAM), Chicago, IL
-minisymposium on (Modeling and Characterization of Interfaces in Materials)