Recently, I visited the 2014 ASME IMECE in Montréal (17-20 November). The conference was attended by many inspiring colleagues. The gathering was extra festive for our group as Katia Bertoldi was this year’s recipient of the prestigious ASME Young Investigator Award. She also won the Journal of Applied Mechanics Award, together with Oscar Lopez-Pamies.
I gave a presentation “Harnessing Instability in Soft Actuators” in the Instability in Solids and Structures Track. I also proudly received the Haythornthwaite Foundation Student Travel Award.