Recent Publications



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.


Welcome Gus

September 1, 2014
Welcome Gus

We welcome August Domel (Gus), who will join our lab as a Graduate Student.

Journal of Applied Mechanics Award

March 30, 2014

Congratulations to Katia and to Oscar Lopez-Pamies from University of Illinois who will receive the 2014 Journal of Applied Mechanics Award for their paper "Some remarks on the effect of interphases on the mechanical response and stability of fiber-reinforced elastomers".

ASME Thomas J. R. Hughes Young Investigator Award

February 4, 2014

Katia Bertoldi has been selected to receive the 2014 Thomas J. R. Hughes Young Investigator Award of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The ASME Executive Committee selected Bertoldi on the basis of her significant contributions to the theory and simulation of the mechanics of soft materials and structures. Congratulations Katia! (see also SEAS and iMechanica).