contact between plastically deformable metal crystals | Kelvin Wei Siang Ng dislocation impingement | Robbert-Jan Dikken lattice rotation during indentation CP vs DD | Yunhe Zhang self-affine rough surface | Jan-Steven Dokkum


Welcome to the Nicola Research Lab website. The group is in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Delft University of Technology.

We are active in the field of computational mechanics of materials with particular attention to defects as dislocations, crack, interfaces, phase boundaries, contacts.

We develop, use and combine modeling techniques to study materials ranging from the nano- to the macroscale: molecular dynamics, dislocation dynamics, crystal plasticity, finite element method.