Andres Arrieta

Andres Arrieta

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2088

Office: ME 3061H, HLAB 1004


  • Mechanical Engineer, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, '06
  • Ph.D., University of Bristol, United Kingdom, '10
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, ETH Zurich, '12

Research Interests

  • Adaptive structures
  • Dynamics of smart material systems
  • Morphing of compliant structures
  • Structural nonlinearity
  • Elastic instabilities
  • Multi-stable structures
  • Shape programmable matter

Awards and Recognitions

  • ETH Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, 2012
  • Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher Fellowship, 2010
  • Visiting Scholar at the University of Bristol, 2010
  • ORS Ph.D. Scholarship Award, 2007

Selected Publications

J. Faber, A. F. Arrieta, A. R. Studart. Bioinspired spring origami. Science, 359(6382), 1386-1391, 2018.

M. Hwang, A. F. Arrieta. Input-independent energy harvesting in bistable lattices from transition waves. Scientific Reports, 8(3630), 7pp, 2018.

J. P. Udani, A. F. Arrieta. Sustaining high-energy orbits of bi-stable energy harvesters by attractor selection. Applied Physics Letters, 111(21) 213901, 2017.

N. Nadkarni, A. F. Arrieta, D. M. Kochmann, C. Daraio. Unidirectional Transition Waves in Bistable Lattices. Physical Review Letters, 116(24), 244501(5), 2016.

G. Molinari, A. F. Arrieta, M. Guillaume, P. Ermanni. Aerostructural performance of distributed compliance morphing wings: wind tunnel and flight testing. AIAA Journal, 54(12) 3859 – 3871, 2016.

I. K. Kuder, U. Fasel, P. Ermanni, A. F. Arrieta. Concurrent design of a morphing aerofoil with variable stiffness bi-stable laminates. Smart Materials and Structures, 25(11), 2016.

F. Previtali, A. F. Arrieta, P. Ermanni. Performance of a Three-Dimensional Morphing Wing and Comparison with a Conventional Wing. AIAA Journal, 52(10), 2101-2113, 2014.

A. F. Arrieta, O. Bilgen, M.I. Friswell, P. Hagedorn. Dynamic control for morphing of bi-stable composites. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 24, 266-273, 2013.

A. F. Arrieta, P. Hagedorn, A. Erturk, D. J. Inman. A piezoelectric bi-stable plate for nonlinear broadband energy harvesting. Applied Physics Letters, 97, 104102, 2010.

A. F. Arrieta, S.A. Neild, D.J. Wagg. Nonlinear dynamic response and modelling of a bi-stable composite plate for applications to adaptive structures. Nonlinear Dynamics, 58, 259-272, 2009.