Group research activity is in many aspects of mechanics, materials, bio-mechanics and engineering design. The research in Applied Mechanics is directed at many challenging dynamics and vibration problems associated with the design of modern engineering structures at all length scales – from atomic structures and MEMS devices to the largest man-made structures. The research into Materials is concerned with composites, superconductors, lattice structures and metallic foams, as well as material processing and joining. In Engineering Design, the focus is on development, validation and dissemination of advanced design methods for technical systems, in particular mechanical systems. In Biomechanics, engineering principles taken from the traditional disciplines of mechanics and materials are applied to biological systems, with applications in biology, biotechnology and medicine.