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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 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 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.

Research Interests

  • Multiscale Computational Failure Modeling of Solids and Structures subjected to Extreme Loads and Environments
  • Life Prediction and Performance Assessment of Materials, Structures and Infrastructure Systems
  • Computational Modeling of Composites, Polycrystalline Materials and Metamaterials
  • Modeling of Multiphysics Systems

Contact Information

Caglar Oskay

Professor and Chair,
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Professor, Department 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

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.