Student working on a research project.

Collapsible 3D Structures

When materials are uniaxially compressed, they typically expand in directions orthogonal to the applied load. Here, I am interested in exploiting buckling to design a new class of 3-D collapsible structures with negative Poisson's ratio that contract in the transverse direction under compressive loading regimes. Check the linked video.

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Origami Structures and Structural Mechanics
Student Skill-Set Needed: Desire to explore an interesting origami structures, and ability to work independently
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer
Available: Fall, Spring, Summer


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

Faculty Member: Jongmin Shim
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Civil, Structural And Environmental Engineering
Office: 240 Ketter Hall