. Science of Matter
The design of new useful tailored materials benefits from its fundamental understanding using techniques from statistical and nonlinear physics. In many cases an efficient design implies the control of the amount of disorder as well as the use of multiscale modelling approaches from the nanoscale to large thermodynamic scales.
Our research focuses on the study of functional materials for sensors and actuators, super-elastic materials, shape memory alloys, ferrocaloric materials for efficient refrigeration, as well as the problem of critical failure of materials under compression (up to geophysical scales).