Welcome to the Ramesh Laboratory
There are great advantages to pushing things to extremes. Extreme conditions result in the activation of the full range of mechanisms that are available, and thus permit the study of mechanisms that are otherwise difficult to observe. Our laboratory focuses on fundamental studies of deformation and failure (including injury) across a variety of length scales and timescales, with applications in mechanical engineering, materials science, planetary science, and biomedicine. What ties us together is a way of thinking: an interest in understanding mechanisms through experiment, theory and computation, with a particular appreciation of the value of rigorous mechanics, and an emphasis on transient phenomena.