Nanomechanics research at Northwestern focuses on the modeling and experimentation of novel materials and devices. Multiscale methods of experimentation ranging from wave propagation experiments to in-situ electron microscopy mechanical testing of thin films and 1-D nanostructures are being pursued. Likewise, next generation of electronics components based on nanoelectromechanical systems and their parallel nanomanufacturing are being developed. The group is also very active in the analytical and computational modeling of size scale plasticity, contact and fracture of materials and structures.