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>> 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] Zavattieri
>> 06/27/2017: Seminar: Questioning in Research: A Practical Guide to Havve Cooperative and Constructive Argumentative Dialogue [Link to Presentation in]

>> 06/18/2017: New paper by Nobphadon Suksangpanya on Crack Twisting in naturally-occuring Bouligand Structures [Link to PDF]
Twisting Cracks
>> 06/05/2017: 3D Printing Drives Applied Research at Purdue. An article by Stratasys [Link][PDF]
>> 05/31/2017: New paper by Enrique Escobar de Obaldia and Chanhue Jeong about Mechanisms of deformation/damage and biomimetic design of the crossed lamellar structures of the Conch [Link to Paper] Strombus
>> 05/08/2017: Congratulations to Nobphadon Suksangpanya   who is the recipient of the Fall 2016 Civil Engineering Best Dissertation Award! Nobphadon
>> 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
>> 04/05/2017: Special Thanks to the Purdue Latino Cultural Center for listing Prof. Zavattieri in their Latinx Orgullo—Latinx Pride web site [Link] LCC
>> 04/01/2017: LifeOlogy @Purdue, a series of stories based on the diversity of life (which includes our work on the Mantis Shrimp).[Link]
>> 03/24/2017: Purdue MSE Seminar Professor Pablo D. Zavattieri, "High performance naturally occurring materials: The role of architecture" Fricay March 24 @ 3:30pm ARMS 1010  [Link]

MSE Seminar
>> 02/22/2017: Our NSF-funded team on Cement 3D Printing is already producing Controlled Microstructural Architectures [NSF description]

Picture(from left to right): Joe Biernacki, Tennessee Technological Universit, Jeff Youngblood, Purdue University
Jan Olek, Purdue University, Florence Sanchez, Vanderbilt University, Pablo Zavattieri, Purdue University

3D printing team

>> 02/22/2017: our 2015 Additive Manufacturing review paper (in collaboration with others at Purdue) is one of the 10 most cited papers in Computer Aided Design Journal [Link] 3D print paper
>> 12/08/2016: Our work featured 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]

>> 11/28/2016: Congratulations to Nobphadon Suksangpanya for successfully defending his PhD thesis!! [Pic 1] [Pic 2] Nobphadon PhD Thesis
>> 11/21/2016: Solid Mechanics Seminar at Brown University this coming Monday. "Architectured Materials Inspired by Nature"
>> 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
>> 10/27/2016: Science on Tap featuring Prof. Zavattieri, Engineering 2.0: Millions of Years of Trial and Error Making High-Performance Materials SoT
>> 10/14/2016: Purdue Engineering Discovery magazine: Undergrads create energy-absorbing materials.

Undergraduate students
>> 9/19/2016: Congratulations to Nicolas Guarin-Zapata who has been chosen as the recipient of the 2016 William L. Dolch Graduate Scholarship. 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] PCM
>> 08/17/2016: Our work on the new architectured found in the Mantis Shrimp ("A Sinusoidally Architected Helicoidal Biocomposite") made the cover in Advanced Materials.

Adv. Mater.
>> 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 PDF] JMPS_Chiton
>> 08/11/2016: Congratulations to Hadi Shagerdi esmaeeli who is the recipient of the 2016 Nellie Munson Teaching Assistant Award. Hadi
>> 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]
John Cleveland
>> 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

>> 05/30/2016: 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] AdvMat
>> 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
>> 05/02/2016: Our work on auxetic protein crystals in collaboration with Akif Tezcan has been published in Nature. [Link to the Paper]

Nature Cover
>> 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]
ASME article
>> 03/29/2016: Congratulations to David Restrepo  who is the recipient of the Fall 2015 Civil Engineering Best Dissertation Award! David
>> 01/07/2016: Fernando Cordisco's paper on patterned interfaces is now published in the International Journal of Solids and Structures [Link to paper]


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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
Office: CIVL G217

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