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!
Bigger is Different
In our last Nature Physics paper, we uncover a characteristic lengthscale that governs the mechanics of metamaterials and give new opportunities for their programmability!
The Elastic Leidenfrost Effect
In a new paper, we uncover a novel facet of the Leidenfrost effect, where water evaporation couples to elastic deformations. Hydrogel balls bounce persistently !
Theory of Postbuckling for Wide and Nonlinear beams
In our new paper published in JMPS, we develop a theory for wide beams made of nonlinear elastic materials!
We unveil static non-reciprocity using mechanical metamaterials! They can transmit static motion in one way and block it in the other! Click here for the paper.
We create aperiodic metamaterials with morphable textures and that can mechanically recognize and analyse patterns! Click here for the paper and see below for the explanatory videos!
Nonlinear and Auxetic Metamaterials
We investigate mechanical metamaterials that exhibit auxetic and highly nonlinear properties! The paper can be found at this link.