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The Mechanics and Analytics Lab (MAL) is headed by Professor Hesam Askari in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. 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 2025 start date.

Undergraduate Researcher

We always welcome motivated and dedicated students to our group.

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Recent News

Hesam Askari named guest editor for JOM

August 1, 2023

Hesam Askari has been named guest editor in a special issue on "Interface Engineering and Property F ...

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Feature Story

Straining memory leads to new computing possibilities

By strategically straining materials that are as thin as a single layer of atoms, University of Rochester scientists have developed a new form of computing memory that is at once fast, dense, and low-power. The researchers outline their new hybrid resistive switches in a study published in Nature Electronics. Read the complete story on SCIENMAG.

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