Materials, Structures, Functionality

Our research in the Programmable Structures Lab focuses on the fundamental interaction between geometry, hierarchy and nonlinearity to design structural systems with intrinsic properties enabling adaptation, autonomy and environmental responsiveness.


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Myungwon Hwang completed his PhD Preliminary Examination for his research work, titled "Nonlinear dynamics in lattices of bistable elements.". Congratulations Won!

Dr. Andres Arrieta and Salvador Rojas represented the Programmable Structures Lab at the 2019 SPIE Smart Structures and Nondestructive Evaluation Conference in Denver, Colorado. They presented latest results from the group's work on energy harvesting from lattice structures and actuation of grippers based on bioinspired spring origami.

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SPIE Smart Structures + Nondestructive Evaluation 2019 March 3-7, 2019