Stanford Mechanics and Computation

Peter M. Pinsky

Title: Professor
Office: Durand 261
Phone: 650.723.9327 or 650.723.4121


Pinsky studies computational aspects of structural and solid mechanics, applying the finite element method to nonlinear and dynamical problems. Topics of special interest include computational methods for acoustic and electromagnetic wave propagation, structural acoustics, ocular biomechanics, computational methods for semiconductor device and process simulation, atomistic-continuum multiscale simulation of materials, and iterative and parallel solution methods for large-scale problems.


Pinsky, PM, et. al. "Finite element modeling of coupled diffusion with partitioning in transdermal drug delivery," Annals of Biomedical Engineering, October 2005.

Pinsky, PM, et. al. "Recovery of shear modulus in elastography using an adjoint method with B-spline representation," Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, April 2005.

Pinsky, PM, et. al. "A 3D model of muscle reveals the causes of nonuniform strains in the biceps brachii," Journal of Biomechanics, April 2005.