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.
It is with great pleasure to announce that Sung Hoon Kang, who has been a post-doc in our group for the last two years, will start as an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute at the Johns Hopkins University in January 2015. On the university website, you can find his profile and his web page.
Fionnuala Connolly and Bas Overvelde won the Haythornthwaite Foundation Student Travel Award for ASME 2014. Congratulations!
We welcome August Domel (Gus), who will join our lab as a Graduate Student.
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".
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).