The laboratory for
computational materials research at Brown University is one of several
collaborative research laboratories established worldwide by General
Motors to accelerate the pace of innovation in strategic technology
The laboratory uses computer
simulations to study materials that are being developed for automotive
applications. The simulations are guided and verified by
At present, the lab has two focus
areas: (i) Lightweight materials for enhanced performance; (ii)
Characterization of irreversible deformation and damage in Li
insertion battery materials. Previously, the lab has also worked
on engineered surfaces.
Researchers from the
Materials and Processes group at General Motors, and the Solid
Mechanics and Materials groups at Brown collaborate on all projects.