Andres Arrieta

Andres Arrieta

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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

Office: HLAB 1002

Phone: 7654945972


  • 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
  • Mechanical metamaterials
  • Robotic materials
  • Programmable structures
  • Multistable structures
  • Structural nonlinearity
  • Elastic instabilities
  • Structural dynamics
  • Nonlinear vibrations

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2019, ASME Best Paper Award in Bioinspired Materials and Systems for paper entitled: "Bioinspired Spring Origami."
  • 2018, ASME Gary Anderson Early Achievement for: "notable contributions of a young researcher in his or her ascendancy whose work has already had an impact on the fields of Adaptive Structures and Material Systems." Award recognizes domestic or international researchers
  • 2018, Best student paper, ASME Conference on Smart Structures, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems (SMASIS2018), San Antonio, TX, USA, September 10–12, for the paper entitled: "Switchable Bistability in 3D Printed Shells with Bio-inspired Architectures and Spatially Distributed Pre-stress"
  • 2017, Journal Cover for paper Tailorable Stiffness Chiral Metastructure, Physica Status Solidi (RRL), 147:274-285, 2017
  • 2017, ASME Best Paper Award in Dynamics & Control in Adaptive Structures for paper entitled: "Novel chiral structure with tailored mechanical response exploiting elastic instabilities"
  • 2016, Top 5 most cited papers since 2014 in Progress in Aerospace Science for paper entitled: "Variable stiffness material and structural concepts for morphing applications"
  • 2014, Best student paper, ASME Conference on Smart Structures, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems (SMASIS2014), Newport, RI, USA, September 8-10, for the paper entitled: "Static design of a selective compliance morphing wing profile based on integrated variable stiffness bi-stable components
  • 2012, ETH Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
  • 2010-2014, Visiting Fellow at the University of Bristol
  • 2006, ORS Scholarship awarded by the University of Bristol to Non-EU students providing full funding for the completion of a Doctoral degree

Selected Publications

H. Le Ferrand, A. R. Studart, A. F. Arrieta. Filtered mechanosensing using snapping composites with embedded mechano-electrical transduction. ACS Nano, 13(4),4752-4760, 2019.

H. Hwang, A. F. Arrieta. Solitary waves in bistable lattices with stiffness grading: augmenting propagation control. Physical Review E, 98(4), 042205, 2018.

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.