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