S23 Landing Banner

Symposium SF04-Development and Design of Responsive Architected Materials

Architected materials have garnered increasing attention from researchers across diverse scientific fields due to their superior and sometimes counterintuitive effective properties and macroscale performance stemming from a cleverly designed internal architecture. Advancements in additive manufacturing (e.g., improved resolution, material property selection, multi-material composition) have made possible the realization of the complex geometries across multiple length scales, which enables rational design of architected materials to achieve enhanced properties and novel functionalities. In addition, the properties and behaviors of architected materials do not have to be stagnant after their fabrication; a temporal degree of freedom can be encoded into the architectural design such that they can evolve in time. In response to various forms of stimuli (e.g., mechanical deformation, temperature changes, electromagnetic fields, acoustic wave), architected materials could attain different mechanical properties or chemical reactivity, release cargo via structural changes, or undergo controlled and deterministic failure. This built-in responsiveness could enable novel functionalities in intelligent matter that reacts, deploys, and evolves in specific environments or conditions directly at the material level, in ways similar to how living matter interacts with the surrounding environment. Furthermore, a system-level integration of sensing, computation, and communication functions with these programmable materials will enable materials intelligence guided by data-driven methods. The Development and Design of Responsive Architected Materials Symposium will gather prominent researchers in the area of architected materials to discuss topics related to their design, physics, and applications, including but not limited to bio-inspired and multi-functional design, harnessing of instabilities, dynamic mechanical responses, methods of activation, modulation and automation, and a wide range of potential applications (e.g., energy harvesting, signal transmission, robotics, wearable and implantable medical devices, analytical chemistry, etc.).

Topics will include:

  • Mechanical multi-stability in architected materials
  • Thermally, electromagnetically, and chemically tunable responses in architected materials
  • Dynamic responses of mechanical metamaterials
  • Programmable metamaterials
  • Data-driven design of responsive architected materials
  • Applications of responsive architected materials

Invited Speakers (tentative):

  • Andrea Alu (The City University of New York, USA)
  • Corentin Coulais (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Julia Greer (California Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Jonathan Hopkins (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Yun Jing (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
  • Lorenzo Valdevit (University of California, Irvine, USA)
  • Kon-well Wang (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Qiming Wang (University of Southern California, USA)
  • Yifan Wang (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Stefano Zapperi (Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy)
  • Ruike (Renee) Zhao (Stanford University, USA)
  • Xiaoyu (Rayne) Zheng (University of California, Berkeley, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Xiaoxing Xia
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Michael Frazier
University of California, San Diego
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Xiaoyue Ni
Duke University
Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Carlos Portela
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mechanical Engineering

Publishing Alliance

MRS publishes with Springer Nature



Symposium Support