Prof. Zavattieri joined Purdue University in 2009. Prof. Zavattieri’s research lies at the interface between solid mechanics and materials engineering. His engineering and scientific curiosity has focused on the fundamental aspects of how Nature uses elegant and efficient ways to make remarkable and more sustainable materials. He has contributed to the solid mechanics area by investigating the structure-function relationship of advanced materials at multiple length-scales, combining state-of-the-art computational techniques and experiments to characterize the properties, and enabling the design of new materials. Prof. Zavattieri is the recipient of the NSF CAREER award, the Roy E. & Myrna G. Wansik Research Award, he was a NAE 2014 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium attendee and was recently appointed University Faculty Scholar for the period 2015-2020.