NSF Research Training Group (RTG): Mathematics of Materials (2007-12)
provided a number of interdisciplinary research and training opportunities for
undegraduates, graduate students, and postdocs in the mathematical sciences.
The research activities were organized around five topics that play a fundamental
role in emerging technologies:
polymers and composites
including carbon nanotubes, orthopaedic biomaterials, dynamics of thin material
layers, and material behavior of laser welding.
Description Of Research:
Mathematical modeling of smart materials, numerical analysis and
numerical methods for physical systems, parameter estimation, control theory, uncertainty quantification and sensitivity analysis.