ARCHITECTED MATERIAL SYNTHESIS
Our aim in this research line is to develop the theory necessary to synthesise and design architected materials that transform and manipulate mechanical signals and achieve the desired mechanical properties over large deflections. These developments include mechanism-based, instability-based, and origami-based architected materials.
ENERGY MANAGEMENT MATTER
This line of work include exploiting different strategies to program elastic energy storage. In particular, we developed architected materials that their strain energy is programmable for complex energy landscapes.
In this work we develop architected materials that have some level of physical intelligence (e.g. mechanical computation), decision-making, and responsiveness embedded as material properties, just like material strength and stiffness.