- New project with Bridgestone on nanomechanics of rubber composites November 16, 2016
- New project with AFRL on fatigue crack growth in additive manufactured alloys November 16, 2016
- Alex and Tongxi’s paper was Best Paper Award Finalist at SMASIS 2016 November 15, 2016
- Alex’s origami wins best presentation at Mid. Mech. Mat 2016 November 15, 2016
- Our CNT crop circle is featured on the cover of MRS Bulletin February 1, 2016
- PingJu, KunHyuck and Kaihao pass their Quals January 24, 2016
- Tawfick wins SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer November 19, 2015
- ONR supports our work on Ni-CNT fibers August 1, 2015
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.