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Principal Investigator, McAfee Professor of Engineering, and Director of LAMM
Markus J. Buehler (download biosketch here...) is the McAfee Professor of Engineering at MIT. In his research, Buehler pursues new modeling, design and manufacturing approaches for advanced biomaterials that offer... + continue reading
Ph.D. Candidate
Andrew is a doctoral candidate from the Physical Chemistry division of the Dept of Chemistry. He is currently exploring the mechanical properties of biominerals through molecular dynamics simulations and is... + continue reading
Graduate Student
Analysis of the webs of tent web spiders will lead to learning from the web’s geometries and determining structural efficiencies that could be applied to present day structures.
Postdoctoral Associate
Jonny is a PostDoc at LAMM.  His research is mainly focused on applying machine learning and data-driven methods to design nano-composites and bio-materials.  
Research Affiliate
Doug is a retired environmental engineer whose current research focuses on 3D printing structures on Mars. His primary activity with LAMM is to mentor middle and high school students... + continue reading
Ph.D. Candidate
Eesha is a PhD candidate in the Dept of Materials Science and is co advised by Professors Markus Buehler and Niels Holten Andersen. She works on studying bioinspired metal-coordination bonds in the context of proteins... + continue reading
Research Affiliate
Flavia Libonati is a young faculty member at the Mechanical Engineering Department of Polytechnic University of Milan and a visiting research scholar at MIT. Her research focuses on the origin of toughening and failure... + continue reading
Graduate Student
I am a doctoral candidate in the Laboratory for Atomistic and Molecular Mechanics. My research aims to understand the mechanics of silk structures such as cocoons and spider webs, with a particular focus on three-... + continue reading
Postdoctoral Associate
Kai’s research is currently focused on the mechanics and design of protein-based materials as well as architected materials using multiscale modeling and machine learning. Previously, He worked on studying mechanical... + continue reading
Graduate Student
I am currently a PhD candidate in the Laboratory for Atomistic and Molecular Mechanics of MIT. My research interest involves studying the molecular mechanics of biological materials by using multi-scale simulation... + continue reading
Postdoctoral Associate
Mario Milazzo graduated in 2010 in Mechanical Engineering at University of Pisa (Pisa, Italy) and received his PhD in BioRobotics in 2016 at the BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa, Italy)... + continue reading
Undergraduate (Class of 2022)
Neosha works on fused deposition modeling of recycled plastics and waste material.
MS Candidate
Nicolas is a research assistant in the Mediated Matter Research Group. As a Masters student, he studies the use of generative design and organic materials for the creation of structures that dynamically participate in... + continue reading
Graduate Student
 ​I am interested in combining multi-scale modeling with experimental techniques to develop novel biomaterials. Currently, my research focuses on processing biomass into sustainable... + continue reading
Research Affiliate
Serena Danti is an assistant professor in biomaterials at the University of Pisa, Italy. She received an M.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Pisa in 2003 and a Ph.D. in health technologies from the... + continue reading
Postdoctoral Associate
Shengfei is currently focusing on advanced materials from biomass and related computational simulations for his research at LAMM. Previously, he was working in biomass valorization and pulp and paper engineering. He... + continue reading
Visiting Professor
The study of Ting proceeds with a synergy of mechanics and materials, including fracture of materials, energy infrastructure materials and art-structure conservations. We are interested in developing experimental... + continue reading
Graduate Student
My current research focuses on 3D printing of spider webs and machine learning optimized composites. I'm also working to develop novel mobile 3D printing methods which could lead to the revolution of complex ... + continue reading
Postdoctoral Scholar
Zaira Martín Moldes is a postdoctoral scholar in David Kaplan’s lab at Tufts University and a postdoctoral fellow in the Laboratory for Atomistic and Molecular Mechanics. Her research is currently focused in the design... + continue reading
Graduate Student
I am a doctoral candidate in LAMM. My research aims to combine multiscale modeling and machine learning to fasten the discovery of new designs for nano and bio materials. Currently, I am working on composite design... + continue reading

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