The Advanced Materials
Laboratory, part of the Mechanical Engineering
Department at Indiana University-Purdue University at
Indianapolis (IUPUI), is developing new materials on the
edge of science and characterizing the behavior of
existing adaptive materials.
Currently the Advanced
Materials Lab is focused on self-healing polymers (a
plastic that repairs damage) and the degradation of
rubbers as well as advanced methods of Experimental
The lab is involved in
fundamental as well as applied research in the areas of
material degradation and self-repair as well as
developing new experimental capabilities.