Nano-mechanics: quantitative measurement of material behavior at lower (micron to sub-micron to nanometer) length scales over a wide variety of material systems.
Mechanical behavior of irradiated materials for nuclear applications
Establishing processing-microstructure evolution linkages in polycrystalline metals
Manufacture of ultra-strong, ductile and thermally stable metal-metal and metal-ceramic composites using a bio-inspired nanolayered design
On biological materials my work focuses on more reliable assessment tools at the micro-scale for bone fragility conditions such as osteoporosis