Introduction

The research of our group focuses on new materials and phenomena emerging at the interface between mechanics and materials chemistry. Our study integrates experiment and theory. The main areas include: (1) mechanics of soft materials, (2) mechanics of bio-inspired materials and structures (3) and mechanics of biomaterials. Fundamental concepts include chemomechanics, poroelasticity, viscoelasticity, fracture, diffusion, large deformation, contact mechanics, adhesion, and mechanical instability.