Edge of Chaos

On October 25th at the Cinekid Festival in Amsterdam, I received a grant to build an interactive art installation. It is one of three original media artworks that will be …

Paper in PRL

Today, Physical Review Letters published or work on a tensile instability that occurs in thick blocks of soft materials. In 1948, Rivlin predicted analytically that a tensile instability can occur in an elastic …

PhD defense

Today was my last day as a PhD student at Harvard. It was great to defend my PhD in the presence of many colleagues and friends. I especially would like to …

Paper in Nature Communications

Today, Nature Communications published our paper “A three-dimensional actuated origami-inspired transformable metamaterial with multiple degrees of freedom” in which we introduce a new type of foldable material that is versatile, tunable …

3D Printing Materials Conference

This week, I will attend the 3D Printing Materials Conference in Maastricht. I will present some of my work and speak about “Embracing compliance in robots to achieve function”. I …

MRS Fall Meeting 2015

This week, the MRS Fall Meeting was held in Boston and was the first time a session was organized on architected materials, with inspiring talks from invited speakers such as Jennifer Lewis, …

Wyss retreat

This week,  the yearly Wyss retreat took place. I presented a movie and some samples of my work on origami-inspired transformable metamaterials. The conference was attended by many inspiring colleagues, and it …