Welcome to the Wave Propagation and Metamaterials Laboratory!

About us: Manipulating Waves through Materials

The goal of the Matlack Research Group is to understand how waves propagate in complex materials over several length scales.  We then use this knowledge of how waves propagate in materials, to design efficient and multi-functional materials, structures, and devices.  Much of our research is facilitated by 3D printing techniques, which allow us to design and test complex geometries and multi-material structures. Applications include developing advanced imaging techniques (e.g. ultrasonic interrogation of materials and structures to determine material properties) and in engineering materials/structures that can manipulate mechanical energy (e.g. sensor design, structural vibration mitigation, damage-tolerant structures).

We are always looking for motivated and bright graduate and undergraduate students to join our team!  Interested students are encouraged to apply for graduate admission the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering.  Admitted students are encouraged to contact me by email.