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We are a research group in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Oklahoma State University under the direction of Professor Raman P. Singh.

About Dr. Raman P. Singh

Dr. Raman P. Singh is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the college of Engineering, Architecture and Technology and the C.F. Colcord Endowed Professor in the school of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Oklahoma State university. He holds M.S. and PhD. in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics from the University of Rhode Island, and a B.Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur, India. Prior to joining OSU in 2006, he was a faculty member at the State Univerisity of New York at Stony Brook, and also served as a post-doctrol scholar at the California Institute of Technology.

Dr. Singh's academic interests are in student mentorship, development, and retention with a focus on new pedagogical methods. His research interests are in the mechanics of advacned materials, with an emphasis on the investigation of the modern engineered materials and development of the new techniques for mechanical characterization of highly localized length scales. Besides academia, Dr. Singh enjoys road trips, backpacking, being a lifelong student, photography and spending time with his two daughters. 

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 About MAML(Mechanics of Advanced Materials Laboratory)

Our research interests are in the broad area of the mechanics of advanced materials, with an emphasis on the development of advanced materials with controlled microstructure, and the development and application of novel experimental techniques to characterize the behavior of these materials.

Current materials of interest include polymer nanocomposites, carbon fiber reinforced polymer matrix composites, amorphous and nanocrystalline ceramics, and bio-material based composites. We are also developing nanoindentation based techniques for characterization of polymers and biological materials. While our research is primarily experimental in nature, complementary analysis and computation are pursued to support and interpret the experimental observations.

Our research group was originally founded in 1998 at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stony Brook University. In August 2006 Dr. Singh moved to Oklahoma State University, and now our laboratory is located at the Advanced Technology Research Center (ATRC) in Stillwater, OK and at the Helmerich ATRC in OSU-Tulsa. These research centers have been established to promote research in Advance Materials.

Besides being a focus of our research activities, the laboratory also supports educational activities. Notably the exposure of undergraduate and minority students to the integration of education and research. Currently our group consists of five Ph.D Students, six graduate students.

We are grateful to several federal agencies for providing extra-mural funding that has supported our research activities. These include the NSF, NASA, DOE, and ONR. Finally, we welcome interaction with industry. In the past this has resulted in several SBIR and STTR awards from NSF and NASA