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Instructor Information

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Simona Socrate (Fall)

Senior Lecturer

Interest Areas

  1. Biomechanics of biological soft tissues with a specific focus on the female reproductive system and pregnancy.
  2. High rate properties of biological tissue. Mechanically mediated brain injury mechanisms.
  3. Mechanics of fabrics and composites: continuum constitutive models.

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Rohan Abeyaratne (Spring)

Quentin Berg Professor of Mechanics

Interest Areas

  1. Mechanics of discrete and continuous systems
  2. Material instabilities

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Tonio Buonassisi (Spring)

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Interest Areas

  1. Solar energy conversion: high-efficiency materials and devices
  2. Improved materials utilization
  3. Novel manufacturing technologies

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Emanuel Sachs (Fall,Spring)

Professor


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Michela Geri (Fall,Spring)

Lecturer

Guided Discovery at MIT

Students in "Mechanics and Materials I" build their foundation through the process of discovery.