- Congratulations to Matthew Robertson for winning DoD SMART Fellowship. August 24, 2017
- Our work on non-reciprocal metasheets will be supported by NSF-EFRI NewLaw! August 24, 2017
- 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
Future materials will have precisely engineered structure and properties tailored from the nano- to the meter scale. They will also be capable of actively and precisely changing their internal and surface structure, shape, and effective properties.
Our research aims at (i) engineering materials by synthesizing and assembling nanostructured building blocks into larger scales, (ii) modeling, understanding and tailoring the mechanical behavior of these materials and (iii) demonstrating new applications of these materials.
We work at the intersection of materials science and engineering . Projects in our group combine some of the activities below:
- 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.