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The Lab for Mechanics of Materials via Molecular and Multiscale Methods is directed by Gerald J. Wang, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Carnegie Mellon University. Our research is centered around the use of theory and high-performance computation to address problems in micro- and nanoscale mechanics; our core motivation is to inform and inspire the design of materials and devices for CEE applications, including higher efficiency molecular-scale separation processes, more resilient structural materials, more recyclable polymers, and tunable thermal interfaces. Our tools of choice include statistical physics, molecular mechanics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer, and a wide range of computational methods for modeling small-scale phenomena, including (in almost all cases) particle simulations and (in appropriate cases) techniques from machine learning. We are also interested in developing efficient simulation methods for simulating micro- and nanoscale phenomena.