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The Mechanics and Analytics Lab (MAL) is headed by Professor Hesam Askari in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Rochester. At MAL, we seek to address fundamental questions on the theory, mechanics and rheology of heterogeneous materials, complex media and soft matter.

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Current Openings

PhD Research Assistant

We are currently looking to fill one PhD position in the area of mechanics of materials and computational mechanics for Fall 2020 start date.

Undergraduate Researcher

We always welcome motivated and dedicated students to our group.

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Recent News

Perspectives on professional experience at a national lab

September 9, 2019

In the summers of 2018 and 2019, I had the unique privilege to work as an intern at Oak Ridge Nation ...

Researchers ‘stretch’ the ability of 2D materials to change technology

June 10, 2019

Moore’s Law predicts that the number of transistors in an integrated circuit will double every ...

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UR Graduate student, Peter Miklavcic, at Oak Ridge National Lab

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Summer Experiences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Peter Miklavcic has now spent the last two summers at Oak Ridge National Lab in Tennessee, researching the theoretical development and physical construction of an electro-thermal energy storage system with applications for grid-scale renewable energy storage. He shares his perspectives on professional experience he received at HERE program at ORNL to encourage those who qualify to apply to similar opportunities and build their professional network. 

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Want to know more? Visit us in Hopeman 126 or email Professor Askari.