The research topics in mechanics and materials group cover various engineering materials including metals, ceramics, polymers and composites with a specific attention is paid to mechanical properties required for mechanical design and structural applications.

• Fracture and fatigue of engineering materials
• Computational mechanics
• Welding and joining technologies
• Structural integrity
• Powder metallurgy
• Engineering materials (metals, ceramics, polymers and composites)

Selected Publications
• M.N. Ilman, Kusmono, P.T. Iswanto. Fatigue crack growth rate behaviour of friction-stir aluminium alloy AA 2024-T3 welds under transient thermal tensioning. Materials and Design (2013) 50:235-243.

• M.N. Ilman, Kusmono, M.R. Muslih, N. Subeki, H .Wibowo. Mitigating distortion and residual stress by static thermal tensioning to improve fatigue crack growth performance of MIG AA5083 welds. Materials and Design (2016)99:273-283.

• M.N. Ilman, R.A. Barizy. Failure analysis and fatigue performance evaluation of failed connecting rod of reciprocating air compressor. Engineering Failure Analysis (2015) 56:142-149.

• Kusmono, Z.A. Mohd Ishak, W.S. Chow, T. Takeichi, Rochmadi. Influence of SEBS-g-MA on morphology, mechanical, and thermal properties of PA6/PP/organoclay nanocomposites. European Polymer Journal (2008)44 (4),1023-1039.

• L. Lei, K. Takahashi, R.R. Sriwijaya, H. Pasomphone. Effect of the surface roughness of a rigid body in contact with an elastic body upon the contact width. Japan Welding Society (2009):196-199.

• B. Arifvianto, M.A. Leeflang, J. Zhou. Diametral compression behavior of biomedical titanium scaffolds with open, interconnected pores prepared with the space holder method. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials (2017)68(l):144-154.

• B. Arifvianto, M.A. Leeflang, J. Zhou. The compression behaviors of titanium/carbamide powder mixtures in the preparation of biomedical titanium scaffolds with the space holder method. Powder Technology (2015)284:112-121