- Congratulations Jonathan and Kaihao on defending your PhD thesis
- New DARPA SHRIMP project on high energy density coiled actuators
- Tawfick selected by students for Everitt Award for Teaching Excellence
- Origami Robot SMS article wins the ASME Structures and Structural Dynamics best paper award, announced during SMASIS 2018
- Tawfick chosen for the AFOSR Young Investigator Program 2019
- New NSF project with Harley Johnson (Illinois) on the mechanics of Moire patterns at 2D materials interfaces
- New NSF project on the self-programmable CNT textiles made by elastocapillarity
- New DARPA AMEBA project on magnetic resonators for low frequency communication
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.