Welcome to the Hurley Group

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An X-ray computed tomography image of a granular material in a cylinder compressed between two plates.

Welcome to the Hurley Group webpage. Our group studies the physics and mechanics of granular, geologic, and heterogeneous materials. We are broadly interested in investigating the relationships between structure and properties in these materials by using advanced experiments, theory, and numerical modeling. 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 and consider contacting Professor Hurley for more information.

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