About Us

Future materials will be capable of actively and precisely changing their internal structure, shape, surface roughness and effective properties. We work at the intersection of materials engineering and machine design . Our work establishes the science and technology of Kinetic Materials by:

  • Designing hierarchical bio-inspired material systems spanning the nano- to cm- scales;
  • Synthesis and self-assembly of heterogeneous nanostructures;
  • Studying the materials’ multi-functional properties;
  • Building awesome machines and fine mechanisms to realize all of the above.

Interested students are encouraged to apply for admission to the graduate programs in the Department of Mechanical Science & Engineering.

To find out more about our research, please see a list of our recent journal articles.