Deformations of auxetic metamaterials are angle-preserving and can be treated by a novel elastic theory that uses conformal maps. Paper in Nature Communications.
In our lastest PNAS article, we have developed a toolbox to create materials that feature multiple such properties simultaneously.
In this perspective article in Nature Physics, we review the latest advances in the merger between the fields of topological materials and non-Hermitian physics. A highly multidisciplinary field with lots of exciting open questions to address…
We discover a form of bulk-edge correspondence in one-dimensional non-Hermitian systems. This applies to non-reciprocal quantum atomic chains and non-reciprocal active mechanical metamaterials. Out in PNAS!
Credits illustrations: thisillustrations.com
Drawing inspiration the lymphatic system, we have used soft channels to understand flow assymetry and create devices that can rectify fluid flows. Paper published in PRFluids.
We have developed a new robotic metamaterial that transmits vibrations in one direction, but not in the other. Our findings published in Nature Communications realize the mechanical analogue of the non-Hermitian skin effect.
In a paper published in Physical Review Research, we reveal the role of fluctuations and plasticity on the buckling of self-assembled colloidal chains.
In our last Nature paper, we create metamaterials that achieve complex shape-changes without external control!
In our last Nature Physics paper, we uncover a characteristic lengthscale that governs the mechanics of metamaterials and give new opportunities for their programmability!