Research

Research

Self-Assembly & Self-Organization

"Self-Assembly is a process by which disordered parts build an ordered structure through only local interaction. In self-assembling systems, individual parts move towards a final state, whereas in self-organizing systems, components move between multiple states, oscillate and may never come to rest in a final configuration."

 Fluide Assembly Furniture

Fluide Assembly Furniture

 Self-Replicating Spheres

Self-Replicating Spheres

 Aerial Assemblies

Aerial Assemblies

 Fluid Lattices

Fluid Lattices

 Self-Assembly Cell Phone

Self-Assembly Cell Phone

 Fluid Crystallization

Fluid Crystallization

 BioMolecular Self-Assembly

BioMolecular Self-Assembly

 Autonomous Mass Assembly

Autonomous Mass Assembly

 Chiral Self-Assembly

Chiral Self-Assembly

 Self-Assembly Line

Self-Assembly Line

 
 
 

Phase Change Materials

"Granular jammable materials are structurally disordered solids, often made up of particles, that can instantly and reversibly transition from a non-solid, liquid-like, state into a solid state."

 Liquid to Air: Pneumatic Objects

Liquid to Air: Pneumatic Objects

 Liquid Printed Pneumatics

Liquid Printed Pneumatics

 Liquid Printed Products

Liquid Printed Products

 Rapid Liquid Printing

Rapid Liquid Printing

 Rock Printing

Rock Printing

 Jamming Bodies

Jamming Bodies

 
 
 

Programmable Materials & 4D Printing

"Programmable Matter is the science, engineering and design of physical matter that has the ability to change form and/or function in a programmable manner. 4D Printing, where the 4th dimension is time, is one recent example of PM that allows objects to be printed and self-transform in shape and material property when subjected to energy."

 Active Textiles

Active Textiles

 Active Auxetics

Active Auxetics

 Active Shoes

Active Shoes

 Programmable Materials

Programmable Materials

 4D Printing

4D Printing

 Programmable Table

Programmable Table

 DNA Printing

DNA Printing

 Logic Matter

Logic Matter

 Macrobot & Decibot

Macrobot & Decibot

 
 
 
 
 
 

Transformable Structures

"Transformable Structures are designed to physically transform their design, form, and function to create dynamic structures for our fluctuating needs and environmental demands"

 Transformable Screen

Transformable Screen

 Transformable Meeting Spaces

Transformable Meeting Spaces

 Hyperform

Hyperform

 C-Strands

C-Strands

 Self-folding Proteins

Self-folding Proteins

 Self-folding Surfaces

Self-folding Surfaces

 Biased Chains

Biased Chains

 Single-Stranded Structures

Single-Stranded Structures