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Research Interests

Professor Keten’s research expertise is on computational materials science and mechanics, emphasizing two areas: (1) nanostructured polymeric materials and (2) biomolecular and bioinspired materials. Her career goal is to establish theory and simulation-driven approaches to understanding the physics of soft materials at multiple-length scales, typically utilizing molecular dynamics and theoretical approaches. He envisions that creating faster and more accurate computational methods, and also learning from biological design principles, will accelerate the design of new materials for structural use, separations, and broader applications relevant to energy, environment, and infrastructure. Designing biomolecular and polymeric materials by theory-driven approaches remains at its infancy because of the dynamic nature of these systems at the nanoscale, and because of the intricacy of the nanoscale interfaces in these systems.

Education/Academic qualification

Civil & Environmental Engineering, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

… → 2010

Civil & Environmental Engineering, MEng, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

… → 2006

Civil Engineering, BS, Bogazici University

… → 2005

Research interests

  • Atomistic and multi-scale modeling and simulation
  • Computational mechanics
  • Mechanics and dynamics of organic
  • Nanodynamics
  • Biological and bioinspired materials


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