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About MCML

Welcome to the homepage of the Multiscale Computational Mechanics Laboratory (MCML) at Vanderbilt University ! At MCML, we concentrate our efforts to bringing understanding to nonlinear mechanical response of materials and structures through multi-scale computational modeling and simulation. Our research involves computational characterization of the failure response of heterogeneous systems that involve multiple temporal and spatial scales subjected to extreme and/or dynamic loading conditions, and development of enabling computational methodologies.

Prospective graduate students: Please visit the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the School of Engineering and the Graduate School to learn more about the graduate programs at Vanderbilt University. Also, reach out to Caglar Oskay for recent research activities and opportunities.

Our Recent Research Interests

  • Computational Mechanics Algorithms for Quantum and Hybrid (Classical-Quantum) Computers
  • Computational Methods for Prediction of Process-Microstructure-Property Relationships in Additively Manufactured Materials
  • Reduced Order Modeling and Multiscale Computational Methods for Metamaterials, Composite and Polycrystalline Materials
  • Probabilistic-Multiscale Life Prediction and Performance Assessment of Composites and Polycrystalline Materials

Contact Information

Caglar Oskay

Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering,
Chair and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Professor of Mechanical Engineering.
Vanderbilt University

Address: VU Station B# 351831
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, Tennessee 37235-1831
Tel: (615) 343-0583
Fax: (615) 322-3365

Older News and Updates

January 1, 2022Caglar Oskay appointed to the Editorial Board of CMAME.

January 1, 2022Caglar Oskay appointed Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Vanderbilt University.

January 1, 2022Akaash Seemakurty joins MCML as undergraduate researcher. Welcome Akaash! – 01/01/2022.

November 15, 2021Caglar Oskay delivered an invited talk at University of Pittsburgh.

October 15, 2021Former MCML Grad. and Postdoc Dr. Xiaoyu Zhang joins Caterpillar. Congrats Xiaoyu!

September 7, 2021Caglar Oskay delivered a Plenary Lecture at the Turkish National Mechanics Congress.

September 4, 2021Caglar Oskay completed rotation as NSF Program Director and returned to Vanderbilt.

September 1, 2021Aslan Nasirov joins MCML as a Ph.D. Student. Welcome Aslan!

May 28, 2021Damin Xia, Alex Faupel and Zimu Su presented their research at EMI 2021 Virtual Conference.

May 27, 2021Damin Xia wins Award at the EMI MIMB Student Paper Competition. Congratulations Damin!

November 19, 2020Caglar Oskay delivered a Distinguished Lecture on Computational Mechanics During ASME IMECE 2020.

August 1, 2020Vamsi Subraveti joins MCML as undergraduate researcher. Welcome Vamsi!

May 22, 2020 Zimu Su wins Award at the EMI MIMB Student Paper Competition – 05/04/2020.

May 4, 2020 Hantang Zheng joins MCML as undergraduate researcher. Welcome Hantang! – 05/04/2020.

February 6, 2020 Caglar Oskay delivered an invited talk at Johns Hopkins University.

December 7, 2019 MCML featured in Vanderbilt Hustler Magazine.

December 2, 2019 Scott Williams successfully defended his Master’s Thesis.

November 21, 2019 Caglar Oskay delivered an invited talk at NASA Langley Research Center.

November 14, 2019 Ido Meshi presented his research at ASME IMECE 2019.

November 1, 2019 MCML to partner with NASA through the ESI program.

September 25, 2019 Caglar Oskay to deliver a Plenary Lecture at EMI2020-IC.

September 04, 2019 MCML partners with AFRL to study CAI response of composites with enhanced interfaces.

September 03, 2019 Caglar Oskay appointed Director of Engineering for Civil Infrastructure Program at NSF.

July 30, 2019 Caglar Oskay delivered a Semi-Plenary Lecture at USNCCM15.