Welcome to IMP Lab

The Integrated Multi-Physics laboratory is located in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah. Our main interests lie in investigating multi-physics, multi-scale phenomena in heterogeneous porous materials through integrating theoretical, experimental, and computational analysis combined with data sciences.

Coupled multi-physics phenomena are phenomena with at least two independent physical processes in one or multiple regimes and typically involve solving coupled systems of partial differential equations. For instance, fluid injection into a heterogeneous porous media and the impact of chemical corrosion at the fracture tips, etc.

Our lack of knowledge and the complexity of describing the intricate couplings between many physical phenomena due to the presence of multiple length scales and various physics involved provides an opportunity for exploration. At IMP Lab, we are dedicated to understanding these phenomena for various engineering and scientific applications.

Our research interest includes:

  • Computational multi-physics analysis of coupled phenomena
  • Fracture analysis in multi-physics systems
  • Computational homogenization of heterogeneous materials
  • Constitutive modeling
  • Nano/Micro-architected porous media

Thanks to our sponsors and funding agencies: