Welcome to the Vernerey Research Group. We are an interdisciplinary team working across the fields of mechanics, physics, and materials science to elucidate the non-equilibrium of soft materials. We develop arrays of multiscale theoretical and computational approaches to link the molecular/mesoscopic structure to the out-of-equilibrium behavior of soft matter, with applications in bio-engineering, cell mechanics and active materials. Our current work ranges from fundamental to applied research with focus on:
1. Mechanics, adhesion and fracture of polymers with dynamic bonds.
2. Mechanics and dynamics of active and programmable matter.
3. Cell Mechanics.