>> 12/16/2017: Happy to see that an idea that started 7 years ago and my first NSF project is giving fruits and getting close to reality [Link]
11/28/2017: Congratulations to PhD candidate Hadi Esmaeli for
sucessfully passing his prelim, Chanhue Jeong for sucessfully defending
his MS thesis and Isaias Gallana for defending his doctorate degree.
09/22/2017: Congratulations to our graduate students, Alvaro, Di, Hadi,
and Krisstiaan for being receipients of various awards and fellowships:
Alvaro Garnica: Lynn Fellowship
Di Wang: William and Mary Goetz Graduate Scholarship in Civil Engineering
Hadi Shagerdi Esmaeli: William L. Dolch Graduate Scholarship
Kristiaan Hector: Purdue Doctoral Fellowship.
09/07/2017: Seminar (Sept. 7) by Dr. Louis Hector from General Motors
Research and Development, KS Fu room, Potter 234, Purdue. [link]
>> 08/04/2017: Congratulations to Yunlan Zhang
for receiving the 2017 SURF Best Mentor award.The purpose of the award
is to recognize Purdue graduate student mentors who have provided
exceptional guidance and instruction to undergraduate researchers in
the SURF program. [Link].
07/13/2017: Prof. Zavattieri delivers an invited talk at the NSF
Workshop on Additive Manufacturing for Civil Infrastructure Design and
Construction (July 13-14, 2017). [Link]
11/28/2016: Congratulations to Nobphadon Suksangpanya for successfully
defending his PhD thesis!! [Pic
11/21/2016: Solid Mechanics Seminar at Brown University this coming
Monday. "Architectured Materials Inspired by Nature" https://goo.gl/cafHu6
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
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]
11/01/2016: Nice article in the Purdue Exponent newspaper about Prof.
Zavattieri's Science on Tap Talk [Link]
9/19/2016: Congratulations to Nicolas
Guarin-Zapata who has been chosen
as the recipient of the 2016 William L. Dolch
This is a merit based scholarship for graduate student enrolled in the
Lyles School of Civil Engineering and pursuing an advanced degree in
the area of materials.
09/19/2016: Our work on Shape Memory Polymer-based Programmable
Cellular Materials has been published in the International Journal of
Solids and Structures (IJSS) in two parts. [Part I][Part II]
08/13/2016: Our work on "Competing mechanism in
the wear resistance behavior of biomineralized rod-like microstructures"
has been published in the Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of
Solids [Link to
08/11/2016: Congratulations to Hadi Shagerdi esmaeeli
who is the recipient of the 2016
Nellie Munson Teaching Assistant Award.
08/05/2016: Congratulations to John Cleveland
(UG SURF student) for receiving the 2016
SURF Award of Excellence (Top Research Talk) at SURF Research
Symposium for his talk on "Mechanical
Investigation of Phase-Transforming Cellular and Origami Materials" [Link]
[Pic 1][Pic 2]
05/30/2016: Nicolas Guarin's paper "A
Sinusoidally Architected Helicoidal Biocomposite" in
collaboration with David Kisailus' and Joanna McKittrick's groups has
been published in Advanced Materials. [Download PDF]
04/04/2016: Congratulations to Vanessa Restrepo who sucessfully
defended her MS thesis.
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]
03/29/2016: Congratulations to David Restrepo who is the
recipient of the Fall
2015 Civil Engineering Best Dissertation Award!
01/07/2016: Fernando Cordisco's paper on patterned interfaces is now
published in the International Journal of Solids and Structures [Link to paper]