Mechanics, Biomimetics, and 3D Printing Research Lab

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♦ Sep. 2018, Chao's paper on Mechanical Model of Bio-Inspired Composites with Sutural Tessellation is published in JMPS!
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmps.2018.09.015

♦ Aug. 2018, Our seed coat research is on Science Update podcast from AAAS.
http://www.scienceupdate.com/2018/08/seed-inspired-material/

♦ Aug. 2018, Our seed coat research is highlighted on NSF News!
https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296336&org=NSF&from=news

♦ Aug. 2018, Our seed coat research is highlighted on Materials Today!
https://www.materialstoday.com/mechanical-properties/news/materials-based-on-natures-protective-armor/

♦ Aug. 2018, Chao and Ben's paper is highlighted as the Inside Back Cover of Advanced Materials!

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♦ Jul. 2018, Chao and Ben's paper is now online in Advanced Materials!
https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201800579

♦ Jul. 2018, Chao and Slava's paper on "Instability-Induced Pattern Transformation in Soft Metamaterial with Hexagonal Networks for Tunable Wave Propagation" is accepted by Scientific Reports!

♦ Jun. 2018, Congratulations to Chao for successfully passing the Ph.D defense!

♦ Jun. 2018, Congratulations to Lei for successfully passing the Ph.D defense!

♦ Jun. 2018, Chao and Ben's paper,"Amplifying Strength, Toughness, and Auxeticity via Wavy Sutural Tessellation in Plant Seedcoats" is accepted by Advanced Materials!

♦ Jun. 2018, Lei's paper on "Failure Mechanism Transition of 3D-Printed Biomimetic Sutures" is accepted by Engineering Fracture Mechanics!

♦ Mar. 2018, Lei's paper on Predicting the Mixed-Mode I/II Spatial Damage Propagation along 3D-Printed Soft Interfacial Layer via a Hyperelastic Softening Model is accepted by JMPS!
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022509617309456

♦ Jan. 2018, Yunyao's paper is highlighted in Advanced Science News, http://www.advancedsciencenews.com/octopus-3d-printed-hybrid-metamaterial!/
http://www.advancedsciencenews.com/octopus-3d-printed-hybrid-metamaterial!

♦ Jan. 2018, Yunyao's paper on 3D Printed Auxetic Mechanical Metamaterial with Chiral Cells and Reentrant Cores is accepted by Scientific Reports!

♦ Dec. 2017, Chao’s collaborative paper on crack-free anti-corrosive coating is accepted by Corrosion Science!
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010938X17317341

♦ Nov. 2017, Kate and Lei’s paper on Mechanical model of suture joints with fibrous connective layer is published online at JMPS! https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmps.2017.11.014
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022509617308104

♦ Oct. 2017, Yunyao is on 'UNH today'!
https://www.unh.edu/unhtoday/news/release/2017/10/19/unh-researchers-create-new-concept-could-lead-improved-drug-delivery

♦ Oct. 2017, Yunyao’s paper on hybrid auxetic chiral mechanical metamaterial is selected as the Front Cover of Adv.Eng. Mater.!

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♦ Oct. 2017 Our group together with many UNH/ME mechanics researchers atteneded New.Mech Workshop at MIT!

http://2017.newmech.org/

♦ Sep. 2017, Yunyao’s paper on hybrid auxetic chiral mechanical metamaterial is published in Adv.Eng. Mater.!
https://doi.org/10.1002/adem.201700744

♦ Aug. 2017, Yunyao’s collaborative paper on 3D printed soft granular crystals is published in Soft Matter!
http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2017/sm/c7sm01430a#!divAbstract

♦ July 2017 Our group atteneded SES in Boston!

♦ July. 2017 Congratulations to Mona on successfully defending her thesis!

♦ May. 2017 Welcome Hassan to join the group!

♦ May. 2017 Congratulations to Hassan on getting the CEPS fellowship!

♦ May 2017 Congratulations to Lei on advancing to Ph.D candidacy!

♦ April. 2017, Lei and Yunyao’s paper on cranial suture is published in JBM!
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0021929017302178

♦ April 2017 Congratulations to Yunyao and Chao on advancing to Ph.D candidacy!

♦ Jan. 2017, Yunyao’s paper was selected as the Back Cover of Adv. Eng. Mater.!
http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adem.201600609

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♦ Jan. 2017, Ben, Chao and Joe’s paper on seedcoat is accepted in JMBBM!

♦ Dec. 2016 Yunyao’s paper is highlighted in Advanced Science News!

♦ Nov. 2016 Congratulations to Yunyao on winning the ASME/IMECE travel/best paper award!

♦ Oct. 2016 Mona gave a nice presentation on Koch fractal interface at New England Mechanics workshop!

♦ Sep. 2016 Chao’s IJSS paper on hierarchical wrinkling is online now

♦ May. 2017 Welcome Richard to join the group!

♦ May. 2017 Welcome Shengguang to join the group!

♦ Sep. 2016 Welcome Kate to join the group!

♦ Aug. 2016 Congratulations to Yunyao on presenting at ICTAM, Montreal, Canada!

♦ Jul. 2016 Welcome new postdoc Ben to join the group!

♦ Jun. 2016 Congratulations to Prof. Li on the ICTAM travel award!

♦ May 2016 Congratulations to Yunyao on getting his Master degree!

♦ Apr. 2016 Congratulations to Shengguang on getting the SURF summer fellowship!

♦ Apr. 2016 Congratulations to Joe on getting the fellowship for full six years on pursuing Ph.D at Notre Dame!

♦ Mar. 2016 Prof. Li got the NSF/CAREER award!

♦ Dec. 2015 Prof. Li got the DoD/AFOSR award!

♦ May 2015, Congratulations to Jasmine and Joe on getting NSF/REU funding!

♦ Apr. 2015 Congratulations to Emily, Stephan, and Carolyn won the Champion of the senior design projects at URC!

♦ Apr. 2015, Congratulations to Joe on getting the Prestigous Goldwater Scholarship!

♦ June 2014, Congratulations to Yunyao on getting the CEPS fellowship!

♦ Apr. 2014 Prof. Li got a NSF award on studying a Bio-inspired strategy for in-plane energy dissipation through suture interface!

♦ Jan. 2014 Prof. Li won the NSF Fellowship to attend the Advanced Manufacturing Workshop.

♦ Aug. 2013 Welcome Chao and Lei to join the group as Ph.D students!

♦ Jun. 2013 Prof. Li and Yunyao won the AFOSR/SFFP fellowship for a summer research at AFRL at Wright Patterson Air Force Base!