About MCML

Welcome to the homepage of the Multiscale Computational Mechanics Laboratory at Vanderbilt University ! At MCML we concentrate our efforts to bringing understanding to nonlinear mechanical and functional response of multi-scale materials and structures through computational modeling and simulation. Our research focus is on computational characterization of the failure response of systems that involve multiple temporal and spatial scales, development of computational methodologies for failure and fragmentation of composite systems subjected to extreme loading conditions including impact, blast and crushing loads, characterization of complex and hybrid composite systems, and analysis of multiphysics problems. Prospective students: View the YouTube videos for more information on the programs in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Engineering.

Research Interests

  1. Multiscale Computational Failure Modeling of Solids and Structures
  2. Life Prediction and Performance Assessment of Structures
  3. Computational Modeling of Composites and other Heterogeneous Materials
  4. Modeling of Multiphysics Systems

Here is a video on some of the recent research activities in MCML (From April, 2012):

Contact Information

Caglar Oskay

Chancellor Faculty Fellow
Associate Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Director of Graduate Studies in Civil Engineering
Vanderbilt University

Address: VU Station B# 351831
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, Tennessee 37235-1831
E-mail: caglar.oskay@vanderbilt.edu
Tel: (615) 343-0583
Fax: (615) 322-3365

Older News and Updates

June 1, 2016 – Jackie Machesky – Vanderbilt CE Undergraduate – joins MCML for summer long undergraduate research. Welcome Jackie!

June 1, 2016 – Shuhai Zhang will spend 3 months working at Exxon-Mobil. Congratulations Shuhai!

May 25, 2016 EMI 2016 and PMC 2016 conferences held on Vanderbilt campus draw to a close

May 25, 2016 Rudraprasad Bhattacharrya, Ruize Hu, Shuhai Zhang and Xiang Zhang present their research at EMI 2016 conference

May 24, 2016 Xiang Zhang wins the EMI MIMB Best Student Paper Competition. Congratulations Xiang!

March 30, 2016 Xiang Zhang wins the Peter G. Hoadley Best Student Paper Competition. Congratulations Xiang!!

February 1, 2016 – Dr. Van Tung Phan joins MCML as Postdoctoral Research Associate. Welcome Dr. Phan!

January 21, 2016 Caglar Oskay named Chancellor Faculty Fellow

January 19, 2016 Xiang Zhang successfully defended his dissertation proposal. Congratulations Xiang!

December 9, 2015 Shuhai Zhang successfully defended his dissertation proposal. Congratulations Shuhai!

November 25, 2015 Xiang Zhang presented his research at ASME IMECE 2015 Conference

November 2, 2015 Michael Bogdanor successfully defended his PhD dissertation. Congratulations Dr. Bogdanor!

November 2, 2015 Michael Bogdanor successfully defended his PhD dissertation. Congratulations Dr. Bogdanor!

October 22, 2015 Matthew Pike successfully defended his PhD dissertation. Congratulations Dr. Pike!

September 4, 2015 – Wendy Tabler joins MCML as a graduate research assistant. Welcome Wendy!

September 4, 2015 – Xiaoyu Zhang joins MCML as a graduate research assistant. Welcome Xiaoyu!

August 25, 2015 Caglar Oskay delivered an invited lecture at United Technologies Research Center

June 19, 2015 Shuhai Zhang presented his research at EMI 2015 Conference

June 18, 2015 Shuhai Zhang wins the Computational Mechanics Student Poster Competition at EMI 2015. Congratulations Shuhai!

June 1, 2015 – Dr. Hao Yan joins MCML as Postdoctoral Research Associate. Welcome Dr. Yan!

May 25, 2015 – Jimmy Pan – Vanderbilt ME Undergraduate – joins MCML for summer long undergraduate research. Welcome Jimmy!

May 19, 2015 Caglar Oskay delivered an invited lecture at the Naval Research Laboratory

May 1, 2015 Caglar Oskay delivered an invited lecture at the Army Research Laboratory

March 5, 2015 – Dr. Yumeng Li joins MCML as Postdoctoral Research Associate. Welcome Dr. Li!

March 5, 2015 – Caglar Oskay appointed the Associate Editor of the International Journal for Multiscale Computational Engineering.