Miguel's research involves understanding and modeling materials at different scales in a new experimentally-validated and self-consistent computational framework. He envisions a new era of performance-driven design of materials and structures based on fundamental properties using this framework. Miguel received his PhD from Northwestern University and his MS from University of Porto.
M.A. Bessa, J.T. Foster, T. Belytschko, and Wing Kam Liu. A meshfree unification: reproducing kernel peridynamics. Computational Mechanics, 53(6):1251–1264, 2014.
N. Vu-Bac, M.A. Bessa, T. Rabczuk, and W.K. Liu. A multiscale model for the quasi-static thermo-plastic behavior of highly cross-linked glassy polymers. Macromolecules, 48(18):6713–6723, 2015.
Z. Liu, M.A. Bessa, and Wing Kam Liu. Self-consistent clustering analysis: An efficient multi-scale scheme for inelastic heterogeneous materials. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 306:319 –341, 2016.