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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Recent Lab News

´╗┐Christian Grantz accepted a full-time position at Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems starting post-graduation in July 2019. He will be working in the Loads and Environments group, performing dynamic analysis for multi-stage rocket motors. Congratulations Christian!

´╗┐Jose Rivas and Dr. Andres Arrieta represented the Programmable Structures Lab at the AIAA SciTech conference in San Diego, California. They presented latest research results in morphing structures with relevance to adaptable aircraft wings and wind turbine blade sections.

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