Dr. Tang's research interests interface with applied mechanics (solid mechanics, fracture, contact mechanics and adhesion, statistical mechanics) and materials science (mechanical and interfacial behavior of materials and structures at micro- to nano- scales and in biological systems). Current research areas include
  • Multi-scale modeling and simulation of nano-biomolecular hybrid materials
  • Adhesion in sub-micron structures and in biological/biomimetic systems
  • Statistical theory for the failure mechanism of compliant solids
  • Broadly: application of mechanics and computational methods to problems in materials