Thesis title: LEVERAGING MULTISTABILITY TO DESIGN RESPONSIVE, ADAPTIVE, AND INTELLIGENT MECHANICAL METAMATERIALS
We want to congratulate Aman Thakkar for successfully defending his PhD thesis "Leveraging Multistability to Design Responsive, Adaptive, and Intelligent Mechanical Metamaterials." Aman's work shows how multistable elements can be utilized to encode responsiveness and adaptability to realize intelligent mechanical metamaterials.
Dr. Andres F. Arrieta and Dr. Rodney Trice from Purdue University and collaborators from AFRL, Canopy Aerospace Inc., and Stratolaunch LLC. have been awarded funding through the AFRL Regional Hub Network for their project “Multistable Structures Design Tool for Morphing Hypersonic Waveriders”.