Student working on a research project.

Design Of Artificially Engineered Materials With Naturally Unavailable Mechanical Properties

Some applications require unconventional or extreme mechanical properties which cannot be found in naturally available materials or common alloys. These properties can be related to vibration damping, wave propagation, thermal expansion, and others. The only way to realize such properties is by putting together different materials in an optimized geometric pattern to work together as a new equivalent material, or a "metamaterial". This project involves modeling and optimization of metamaterials for different engineering applications.

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Mechanical, aerospace, biomedical engineering, Physics
Student Skill-Set Needed: Ability to work in a team, likes to learn new physical concepts, likes to build things
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer, Work Study
Available: Fall, Spring, Summer


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Mostafa Nouh
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Mechanical And Aerospace Engineering
Office: 1012 Furnas Hall