Dr. Laurent Béland

Laurent Béland

Assistant Professor


Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Smith Engineering

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Research Interest:

  • Computational materials physics. The types of methods I use include:
  • Atomistic simulation on short timescales (molecular dynamics)
  • Atomistic simulations on long timescales (accelerated dynamics)
  • Mesoscale simulations
  • Classical force-field development, based on empirical data and quantum mechanics
  • These simulations apply to materials such as:
  • Metals and alloys
  • Cements
  • Oxides