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>> 04/06/201&: Sagarika Jetley and Gordon Jarrold featured in the Spring 2017 Civil Engineering Impact Magazine showing their work on phase transforming materials. [PDF][Web] Sagarika and Goredon
>> 04/01/2017: LifeOlogy @Purdue, a series stories based on the diversity of life (which includes our work on the Mantis Shrimp).[Link] LifeOlogy
>> 12/08/2016: Article features in the Discovery Magazine: Deform to Perform: A Different Take On Programmable Matter [Discovery Magazine]
Programmable Cellular Materials
>> 11/28/2016: ‘Programmable materials’ showing future potential for industry [Purdue] [Research@Purdue] [] [PhysicsWorld] [YouTube]

>> 11/15/2016: "Designing Architectured Materials: Evolution vs. Intelligent Design". Surf Presentation done on June 19, 2016. Now available in nanoHUB.   [Link]
>> 11/10/2016: Tweet from @PurdueEngineers featuring a video of our PXCM materials [Link]
>> 11/01/2016: Our Team was named one of the 2016 HIVE 100 Innovators (named by the Hanley Wood Editorial). In recognition of the pioneering, disrupting and transforming work on nano-cellulose reinforced cements. [Link to the article] CNC_Cement
>> 11/01/2016: Nice article in the Purdue Exponent newspaper about Prof. Zavattieri's Science on Tap Talk [Link] Exponent
>> 10/14/2016: Purdue Engineering Discovery magazine: Undergrads create energy-absorbing materials.

Undergraduate students
>> 06/06/2016:  Materials Today article "Shrimp 'smasher' leads to new super-strong materials" features our Advanced Materials paper.

Materials Today
>> 06/01/2016: TV Interview (WLFI)

>> 06/01/2016: Our Advanced Materials Paper was featured in different places.
[Purdue]: Possibly unique design feature discovered in mantis shrimp
[Science Daily]: Mantis shrimp inspires next generation of ultra-strong materials
[]:Mantis shrimp inspires next generation of ultra-strong materials
[3Ders]:Ultra-strong 3D printed material inspired by natural herringbone pattern on mantis shrimp
[Design News]:Mantis Shrimp Inspire Next-Gen, Super-Strong Composites
[Washington Post]:Scientists crack mystery of shrimp packing such a punch it can split your thumb

>> 05/11/2016: Our 2015 SURF student Nadia Aljabi  (together with her mentor David Restrepo) was featured in the Civil Engineering IMPACT magazine  "Undergraduate student discover her role as researcher" (<- Click to open the article).

[Link to the magazine]

>> 05/02/2016: Press release about our collaboration with Akif Tezcan from UCSD.

Auxetic Protein Crystals PR
>> 03/30/2016: 3D Printed Material Saves Energy. A nice article about our work on Phase Transforming Cellular Materials (PXCMs) writen by Nancy S. Giges for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). [Link]
ASME article
>> 11/10/2015: Innovative energy  absorbing materials have potential uses in buildings, helmets [Purdue Press][]

>> 09/17/2015:Prof. Zavattieri's online  presentation is now available in [Link]
NanoHub Talk
>> 07/24/2015: Prof. Zavattieri was invited to give a keynote talk at the Multiscale/3D Printing Cement Workshop, held in Vanderbilt University in July 16-17, 2015. [Media Coverage] 3D printing Cement
>> 07/14/2015: A very nice article about our work on Cellulose Nanocrystals (CNCs) reinforced cements was featured in the Impact Magazine of the College of Engineering (Purdue) [Link].
>> 06/14/2015: Media coverage about our Acta Biomateriala Paper. Mantis shrimp filters shear waves to resist damage and inspires new body armor, football helmet design [Press Release] [Phys.Org] [ScienceDaily]

>> 05/15/2015: 2014 SURF student Michael Jones (together with Nobphadon Suksangpanya) was featured in the Civil Engineering IMPACT magazine  "CATCH A RESEARCH WAVE" (<- Click to open the article).

[Link to the magazine]
>> 03/31/2015: Natural nanocrystals shown to strengthen concrete [Press release][] Cellulose
>> 09/02/2014: Purdue University will hold the annual meeting of the Society of Engineering Science in October after hosting the society's first meeting 51 years ago. See press release [Link]. Web site

SES 2014
>> 04/22/2014: Our work on Bio-Inspired Impact Resistant Composites in collaboration with David Kisailus' group (UC-Riverside) has attracted some media attention [Link 1], [Link 2], [Link 3]

>> 04/18/2014: Our lab is part of a multi-university and multi- disciplinary team that has received a $7.5M Department of Defense Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) award to study  over 20 organisms, including mammals, reptiles, birds, fish, mollusks, crustaceans, fosils, insects and plants  to develop strong, tough materials based on their design structures. [Link] biomaterials
>> 12/16/2013: Our work on cellulose nanocrystals has been featured in the news
Purdue University Article "Cellulose nanocrystals possible 'green' wonder material" [Link 1]
- NanoTechEtc "Cellulose NanoCrystals"[Link 2]
- GreenCareer "New look at old structure for future possibilities [Link 3]
- "
Cellulose nanocrystals possible 'green' wonder material" [Link 4]
- Daily News "
Cellulose nanocrystals possible 'green' wonder material" [Link 5]
- Science Daily "
Cellulose nanocrystals possible 'green' wonder material" [Link 6]

>> 10/03/2013: "Smart Materials Stem From Nature": Our research on biomimetic materials has been featured in  an special article in the October issue of  Machine Design Magazine [Link] Machine Design
>> 04/08/2013: Congratulations to Fernando Dri who received the Certificate of Excellence Awards from the Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Program (OIGP) for his work on the multiscale modeling of cellulose. [Link][CE News]
Fernando Dri
>>04/04/2013: Our research on biological and biomimetic materials has been highlighted in Purdue Today [Link] and in the CE Impact Magazine [PDF].
Prof. Zavattieri
>> 01/29/2013: Prof. Pablo Zavattieri has been awarded the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for his 5-year project, "Multiscale Investigation and Mimicry of Naturally-Occurring Ultra-High Performance Composite Materials" [Link]

Prof. Zavattieri was featured in the  News & Spotlights Web Site of the School of Civil Engineering [Link] and School of Aeronautics and Astronautics [Link]

Pablo Zavattieri NSF
>> 8/01/12: Join the Dactyl Club: Our science paper was feature in Materials Today [Link]and in Science [Link]. Stomatopod
>>  6/7/12:Press releases on our Science paper:
Purdue University Article "Materials research focused on mantis shrimp" [Link]
- ScienceDaily article on Prof. Zavattieri's work on stomatopod "Armored Caterpillar Could Inspire New Body Armor" [Link]
Discovery Magazine "How mantis shrimps deliver armour-shattering punches without breaking their fists" 
-  Live Science Article "Take that Thor! Scret of Hard-Hitting Crustacean Claw Found" [Link]
Scientific American "Hulk take break, Shrimp Smash!" [Link]
- Los Angeles Times "Crustacean's claw may be suited for battle" [Link]
- New York Times "A colorful crustacean with a knockout punch" [Link]
- "Bam! How a shrimp's 200-lb punch could lead to better football helmets" [Link]

Stomatopod Modeling

>> 02/01/11: Press releases:
- LiveScience article features Prof. Zavattieri's work on biomimetic materials
"Seashells Get Their Strength from Interlocking 'Bricks'" [Link]
"Seashells so tough they'll kick sand in your face [Link]
"Synthetic materials that behave like mollusk shells [Purdue News] [Link 1] [Link 2] [Link 3] [Link 4]
"Scientists Design Artificial Nanocomposites Using Nacre's Toughening Mechanism" [Link]
"Sólo Ciencia: Los Secretos del Nacar" [Link]

Contact Information:   Pablo D.  Zavattieri
Professor and University Faculty Scholar
Lyles School of Civil Engineering
College of Engineering
Purdue University
550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051
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