Dr Aleksander Marek is a researcher working on Ultrasurge project within Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at University of Southampton. He graduated with a PhD degree from University of Southampton in 2019. His thesis (‘Development of new virtual fields for the non-linear virtual fields method’) dealt with developing a new algorithm for processing full-field measurements to extract material properties for constitutive models.
- Application of full-field measurements (kinematics, temperature) to inform and validate mechanical models.
- Combination of numerical and experimental techniques
- Inverse analysis
- Digital image correlation
Currently he is working for the Ultrasurge project where he employs ultra-high speed imaging and full-field measurements to inform design of ultrasonically-powered cutting tools, understand the cutting mechanism and study interaction of ultrasound with living matter (cells and biological tissues). He is also engaged in supervising two PhD projects investigating a new test for exposing living cells to a tunable ultrasonic deformation and a new algorithm for automatic parametrization of heterogenous materials. In his spare time he also applies full-field measurements to study corrugated paperboard.