Welcome to the Hurley Group

An X-ray computed tomography image of a compressed granular material. Stresses in each particle are available from 3D X-ray diffraction measurements.

Welcome to the Hurley Group webpage. Our group seeks to see, understand, and predict the mechanical and physical processes governing the behavior of granular, geologic, structural, and composite. We develop and use advanced experimental techniques, theories, and numerical models to achieve these goals. Our current research topics and recent publications can be found on our Research and Publications pages.  If you are interested in working with our group, please see our Opportunities page.

We are a member of the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute and the Mechanical Engineering Department within the Whiting School of Engineering.