Welcome to The Intelligent Matter (T.I.M.) lab at the University of Houston. At our lab, we aim to explore both material and geometric behaviours in the design of intelligent matter. We design novel materials by leveraging geometric abstractions and advanced computation, and we demonstrate their unprecedented characteristics through digital fabrication and precision experiments.
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July 25, 2021
Our paper on the Smooth triaxial weaving with naturally curved ribbons was accepted in Phys. Rev. Lett. and promoted as an Editors’ Suggestion!
May 1, 2021
Our paper on Bistable Auxetic Surface Structures was accepted in Siggraph 2021!
May 1, 2021
Our paper on Computational Inverse Design of Surface-based Inflatables was accepted in Siggraph 2021!
May 1, 2021
Our paper on 3D Weaving with Curved Ribbons was accepted in Siggraph 2021!
March 27, 2021
Our paper on the Computational design of multi-stable, reconfigurable surfaces was accepted in Materials & Design!
March 25, 2021
3 out of 3 papers were accepted at SIGGRAPH’21! More details to follow when the papers come out.
January 20, 2021
A new article titled A reprogrammable mechanical metamaterial with stable memory was accepted in Nature! Great collaborating with Mark Pauly and Pedro Reis.
July 11, 2020
Our paper on the design of the Canopy pavilion on the EPFL campus has been accepted at the Advances in Architectural Geometry conference.
October 10, 2019
We entered the IASS 2019 Form and Force competition with the ‘Elastic Rod Pavilion‘ and was announced as a prize winner. The accompanying conference proceeding is titled X-Shell Pavilion: A Deployable Elastic Rod Structure.
June 28, 2019
Resulting from a continuing collaboration with Caltech, our paper on a self deploying solar panel was published in Physical Review Applied and selected as an Editors’ Suggestion.
April 18, 2019
Our paper titled Programmable, active lattice structures: Unifying stretch-dominated and bending-dominated topologies was published in Extreme Mechanics Letters.
May 15, 2018
Collaborating with the folks at Caltech, our paper titled Harnessing bistability for directional propulsion of soft, untethered robots was published in PNAS.