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  • (Aug. 2022) Our Review Paper on Origami Simulation is published on Applied Mechanics Review (Yi Zhu, Mark Schenk, Evgueni T. Filipov).

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(Aug. 2022) Our Review Paper on Origami Simulation by Yi Zhu, Mark Schenk, Evgueni T. Filipov is published on Applied Mechanics Review (Link)

Steven Woodruff

(Jun. 2022) Group member Steven R. Woodruff successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis titled “How Curved Creases Enhance the Stiffness and Enable Shape Morphing of Thin-Sheet Structures.” Congratulations, Steven!!

Yi Zhu

(May. 2022) Group member Yi Zhu successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis titled “An Integrated Framework for Fabrication, Simulation, and Design of Functional Origami.” Congratulations, Yi!!

(May. 2022) The paper: Wo, Z., and Filipov, E.T. (2022) “Locking Zipper-coupled Origami Tubes for Deployable Energy Absorption” was published in the Journal of Mechanical Design. (Link)

Yutong Xia

(Apr. 2022) Group member Yutong Xia successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis titled “Deployment Dynamics of Origami Sheets and Fluidic Tubular Origami Structures.” Congratulations, Yutong!!

(Apr. 2022) The Paper: Woodruff S.R., and Filipov E.T. (2022) “Bending and twisting with a pinch: Shape morphing of creased sheets,” was published in Extreme Mechanics Letters. (Link)

(Apr. 2022) The paper: Xia, Y., Kidambi, N., Filipov, E.T., Wang, K.W. (2022) “Deployment Dynamics of Miura Origami Sheets” was published in the Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics. (Link)

Evgueni Filipov

(Feb. 2022) Dr. Filipov receives the Excellence in CEE Faculty Award from the University of Michigan CEE Department and 2022 Young Alumni Achievement Award from the CEE Alumni Association at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. (Link)

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(Jan. 2022) The Paper: Wo, Z., and Filipov, E.T. (2022) “Bending Stability of Corrugated Tubes with Anisotropic Frustum Shells” was published in the Journal of Applied Mechanics. (Link)

Yi Zhu

(Dec. 2021) Group member Yi Zhu was awarded the Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize for Outstanding Ph.D. research. (Link)

Origami diagram forming the words SWOMP

(Nov. 2021) The paper: Zhu, Y, & Filipov, ET. “Sequentially Working Origami Multi-Physics Simulator (SWOMPS): A Versatile Implementation.” was published in Proceedings of the ASME 2021 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. (Link)

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(Oct. 2021) The paper: Redoutey, M., Roy, A., Filipov E.T., (2021) “Pop-up kirigami for stiff, dome-like structures” was published in the International Journal of Solids and Structures. The work presents a design for a pop-up kirigami system that achieves symmetric, positive Gaussian curvature by taking advantage of an internal infinitesimal mechanism. (Link)

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(Aug. 2021) Welcome, Hardik! Hardik Patil (B.Tech., IIT Bombay and M.S.E., U. Michigan) has joined the University of Michigan and the deployable and reconfigurable structures group as a Ph.D. student.

Maria Redoutey

(Jul. 2021) Group member Maria Redoutey was awarded the J. Robert Beyster Computational Innovation Graduate Fellowship. (Link)

Origami diagram

(Jun. 2021) The paper: Yi Zhu, Evgueni T. Filipov, (2021) “Rapid Multi-Physics Simulation for Electro-Thermal Origami Systems” was published in the International Journal of Mechanical Sciences. The work introduces an efficient simulation for electro-thermal active origami. (Link)

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(Jun. 2021) Welcome, Jared, Joseph, Marcela, and Pauline! Jared, Joseph, Marcela, and Pauline are undergraduate students joining the group this summer to work on summer research projects related to origami-inspired structures.

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(Feb. 2021) Group member Maria Redoutey was awarded Honorable Mention at the Engineering Research Symposium. She presented our work on pop-up kirigami structures to the UM College of Engineering community. (Link)

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