Current Members


L. Catherine  Brinson

L. Catherine Brinson

Sharon C. and Harold L. Yoh, III Distinguished Professor

Mechanics of materials, with emphasis on complex hierarchical materials and polymer based systems, and merging concepts of data science into materials. Nanoscale and bulk scale experimental characterization, modeling and simulation of the behavior of materials, including physics based and machine learning approaches. Her lab’s research objective is to characterize and model advanced materials systems, bridging across scales, to develop new understanding of material mechanisms and transfer knowledge into FAIR datasets towards novel material design.

Research Scientists

Shana  McAlexander

Shana McAlexander

Doctor, Associate Director aiM Program

Marc  Palmeri

Marc Palmeri

Research Scientist

Richard  Sheridan

Richard Sheridan

Research Scientist

Postdoctoral Fellows

Rayehe  Karimi Mahabadi

Rayehe Karimi Mahabadi

Postdoctoral Associate

  • Metamaterials

  • Artificial Intelligence

  • Multiphysics analysis

  • Multiscale analysis

Software Engineer

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Fateye Tolulomo

Analyst, IT

PhD Students

Defne  Çirci

Defne Çirci


I aim to understand complex relations between material features and physical properties. Using statistical learning techniques such as natural language processing, I am working on extracting valuable information that is embedded in materials science literature.

Nicholas  Finan

Nicholas Finan

Graduate Student

Anqi (Claire)  Lin

Anqi (Claire) Lin

Graduate Student

Heer  Majithia

Heer Majithia

Graduate Student

Prajakta  Prabhune

Prajakta Prabhune

Graduate Student

Masters Students

Visiting Scholar