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.


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).

Welcome Farhad

January 27, 2014
Welcome Farhad

We welcome Farhad Javid, who will join our lab as a Post-Doctoral Fellow.

Award Sahab Babaee

October 20, 2013

Sahab Babaee wins the 2013 ASME AMD Student Paper Competition and the Haythornthwaite Foundation Student Travel Award for ASME 2013, congratulations!

Welcome Jing

September 1, 2013
Welcome Jing

We welcome Jing Xia, who is joining our lab as graduate student.

Research Highlight in Nature

August 5, 2013

Sahab's and Jongmin's Advanced Materials paper on negative Poisson's ratio in 3D structures is featured as a Research Highlight in Nature