Our group research focuses on Mechanics and Physics of Soft Materials.
Our current projects include active materials, instabilities, 3D-printing; bioinspired materials; acoustic metamaterials and wave propagation in soft matter, in general; new actuation mechanisms for soft robotics, failure mechanisms in composite materials.
Please read our research page for more details.
Our collaborative work with Prof. Waisman group on “Rupture of 3D-printed hyperelastic composites: Experiments and phase field fracture modeling” has been published in Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of SolidsApril 14, 2020
Ph.D. committee: Prof. Konstantin Volokh, Prof. Itzhak Frankel, Prof. Mikhail Rivkin Adviser: Prof. Stephan RudykhMarch 15, 2020
Our collaborative work with Prof. Greco team on Mechanical behavior of bio-inspired nacre-like composites: A hybrid multiscale modeling approach has been published in Composite StructuresFebruary 1, 2020
Ph.D. committee: Prof. Konstantin Volokh, Dean Itzhak Frankel, Prof. Mikhail Rivkin Adviser: Prof. Stephan RudykhSeptember 18, 2019
Neda Karami Mohammadi, Pavel I. Galich, Anastasia O. Krushynska and Stephan Rudykh work on Soft magnetoactive laminates: large deformations, transverse elastic waves and band gaps tunability by a magnetic field has been published in Journal …September 11, 2019
Jian Li and Stephan Rudykh’s work on Tunable microstructure transformations and auxetic behavior in 3D-printed multiphase composites: The role of inclusion distribution has been published in Composites part B: EngineeringJune 28, 2019
Our paper on Domain Formations and Pattern Transitions via Instabilities in Soft Heterogeneous Materials has been published in Advanced Materials. Congratulations to the Team!May 27, 2019
Jian Li has been awarded the Shinar Prize in research. Congratulations Jian!March 9, 2019
Andrea Pranno from Università della Calabria is visiting our group. Welcome!March 7, 2019
Nitesh Arora, Adi Batan, Jian Li, Viacheslav Slesarenko and Stephan Rudykh’s work on the Influence of Inhomogeneous Interphase Layers on Instabilities in Hyperelastic Composites has been published in Materials.March 6, 2019
Welcome to Neda Karami-Mohammadi joined our group as PhD student. Good luck!March 5, 2019
Artemii Goshkoderia has been awarded the prestigious Jacobs Fellowship for Excellence in Research. Congratulations!March 1, 2019
Elastic wave propagation in smooth and wrinkled stratified polymer films has been published in Nanotechnology.
Work on Elastic wave propagation in smooth and wrinkled stratified polymer films has been published in Nanotechnology.January 28, 2019
Our paper on new design of Hybrid metamaterials combining pentamode lattices and phononic plates has been published in Applied Physics LettersNovember 17, 2018
PhD committee: Dean Itzhak Frankel, Prof. Konstantin Volokh, Prof. Mikhail Rivkin Adviser: Prof. Stephan RudykhSeptember 4, 2018
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