The research developed at the Mechanics and Energy Laboratory of Northwestern University focuses on fundamental problems centered on the mechanics of geomaterials and structural systems, with applications in energy harvesting and storage, structural and infrastructural protection, and natural hazards prevention. Within the MEL, science is being developed to engineer the properties and behavior of geomaterials, investigate the behavior of novel multifunctional geostructures, as well as conceptually develop and analyze connected geosystems.