Summary of Activities/Interests
Computational Physics/Mechanics, Multi-scale/Multi-time/Multi-physics Modeling, Computational Materials Science, Numerical Methods, High-performance Computing, Experimental and Numerical Microtomography Based Modeling of Materials.
Additional research information: Current Research of Dr. Karel Matouš
Ph.D., Czech Technical University in Prague, 2000.
Dr. Karel Matouš is an Associate Professor in the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Notre Dame. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in the Theoretical & Applied Mechanics from the Czech Technical University in Prague. Dr. Matouš leads the Computational Physics Team and is the Software Architect for the Center for Shock Wave-processing of Advanced Reactive Materials (C-SWARM, $8 Millions over 5 years) that has been established as one of six NNSA's center of Excellence whose primary focus is on the emerging field of predictive science. His research group focuses on computational mechanics and physics, computational science and engineering, computational materials science, advanced numerical methods, microtomography-based computational and experimental modeling of heterogeneous materials, and multiscale/multitime/multiphysics modeling of complex heterogeneous nonlinear materials and systems. He has authored or co-authored more than 90 journal or conference papers. He is involved in several interdisciplinary research programs with funding from various agencies and private companies. Dr. Matouš received the Rector's Award for the best Ph.D. students from the Czech Technical University in Prague. Two articles from Dr. Matouš’ group have been featured on Science Direct Top 25 Hottest Articles in their respective engineering areas. He is a member of ASME, SES, USACM, and IACM. Dr. Matouš is a Fellow of ASME.
- H. Lee, M. Brandyberry, A. Tudor and K. Matouš, "Three-dimensional reconstruction of statistically optimal unit cells of polydisperse particulate composites from microtomography", Physical Review E, 80(6), 061301-1 -- 061301-12 (2009).
- K.R. Srinivasan, K. Matouš, P.H. Geubelle and T.L. Jackson, "Thermomechanical modeling of regressing heterogeneous propellants", Journal of Computational Physics, 228, 7883–7901(2009).
- M.G. Kulkani, K. Matouš and P.H. Geubelle, "Coupled Multi-scale Cohesive Modeling of Failure in Heterogeneous Adhesives", International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 84, 916--946 (2010).
- H. Lee, A.S. Gillman and K. Matouš, "Computing overall elastic constants of polydisperse particulate composites from microtomographic data", Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 59, 1838--1857 (2011).
- A.S. Gillman, K. Matouš and S. Atkinson, "Microstructure Statistics Property Relations of Anisotropic Polydisperse Particulate Composites using Tomography", Physical Review E, 87(2) 022208-1 -- 022208-19 (2013).