Solid Mechanics

Research focus

Solid mechanics is a core part of mechanical and aerospace engineering, our researchers work on understanding fracture, corrosion and fatigue of materials, in applications as diverse as structural health monitoring, aerospace and medical engineering.

Meet the researchers

A/Professor Ralph Abrahams

A/Prof Abrahams’ main research interests include laser cladding of rails and wheels, friction stir welding and processing, fracture and fatigue of aircraft structures, applying nanocoatings and advanced techniques to improve wear fracture and fatigue properties of alloys and the structural integrity of aircraft structures, and improving fatigue properties of aluminum and magnesium alloys using friction-stir processing and thermo-mechanical techniques.

Ralph Abrahams
Professor Wing Kong Chiu

Structural health monitoring is our research interest. We perform these works on a wide area and collaborating with national and international research organisations including National Trauma Research Institute, DST Group and US Office of Naval Research.

Wing Kong Chiu
A/Professor Tuck Ng

Research interests: biochemical analysis techniques, particle-cell manipulation, instrumentation development.


Tuck Ng
Professor Raman Singh

Novel Nanotechnology and Green Approaches (e.g., Graphene Ultra-thin Coatings and Nanostructured Alloys for Mitigation of Environment-assisted Degradation (Corrosion); Environment-assisted cracking – Mechanism, Monitoring and Mitigation; Integrity of Civil and Aerospace structures and Bioimplants.

Raman Singh
Dr Yunlong Tang

Our research mainly focuses on understanding the process-structure-property behaviour of additively manufactured multi-scale hybrid materials such as cellular or lattice structures. These materials can be used for aerospace, biomedical and automotive applications.


Yunlong Tang
A/Professor Wenyi Yan

My research in solid mechanics include applied mechanics of solids and structures, composite structures, fracture and fatigue of materials, wear, rail/wheel contact mechanics.


Wenyi Yan