Research Group

Dr. Sid Kumar
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering
Delft University of Technology


In our group, we combine theoretical and computational mechanics with cutting-edge machine learning and data-driven methods to model and design materials and metamaterials. Broadly, our research focuses on —

  • studying the link between microstructures and macroscopic properties to design novel (meta-)materials with tailored, unusual, and beneficial mechanical and physical properties — including metals, polymers, architected materials, biomechanical implants, etc.

  • modeling material systems using sparse and/or unsupervised data with a focus on discovering physically-consistent and mathematically-interpretable models (as opposed to curve-fitting based surrogates).

We are located in the 3mE faculty at the TU campus in the beautiful city of Delft.

TU Delft, Mekelweg 2, Delft 2628 CD, Netherlands