- Modeling of dielectric elastomers:Design of actuators and energy harvesting devices
- Effects of Geometric and Material Non-linearities on the Tunable Response of Phononic Crystals
- 3D Soft Metamaterials with Negative Poisson’s Ratio
- Harnessing instabilities for design of soft reconfigurable auxetic/chiral materials
Welcome to the Bertoldi Group at Harvard University. In our research, we combine theoretical, computational and experimental methods to gain deeper insight into the non-linear behavior of materials and structures. Guided by theoretical and numerical analysis, we exploit material and geometric non-linearities to design novel materials with tunable exceptional properties, and we seek to create and test such materials. Read more about some of our recent and ongoing research projects in the Research section.
We welcome Fionnuala Connolly, who is joining our lab as graduate student.
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