(Jan. 2019) Welcome Mira, Ann, and Bin!!! Mira (PhD student from Marco-molecular Science Enigineering Umich), Ann (Postdoc from EPFL), and Bin (Visiting Scholar from Tsinghua University) joined our group!
(Sept. 2018) Prof. Filipov selected to participate in a U.S. National Academy of Sciences Frontiers Symposium. This sixth annual Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Symposium will be hosted in the Kuwait National Library (November 4-6) to discuss leading scientific advances on a wide range of topics. See detailed story here.
(Aug. 2018) Welcome, Maria and Yi!!! Yi Zhu (B.S. Tongji University, M.S. U.C. Berkeley) and Maria Redoutey (B.S. U. Michigan) have joined the Deployable and Reconfigurable Structures Lab as Ph.D. students.
(July 2018) Group member Zhongyuan Wo was selected to participate in the Student Poster Competition of the World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM). The poster entitled “Geometric Implications for Stress Concentration in Miura Origami,” explores how the geometry plays a fundamental role in the distribution of stresses in such engineering systems.
(July 2018) Prof. Filipov wins the 2018 DARPA Young Faculty Award.This Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) project will explore micro-scale origami-inspired systems that can self-assemble, reconfigure, and adapt for new functions. See detailed story here.
(March 2018) Steven’s paper selected as one of four finalists for the ASCE E&S Conference Student Paper Competition.Our paper entitled “Structural Analysis of Curved Folded Deployables” was presented at the 2018 ASCE Earth and Space Conference April 9-12, in Cleveland, OH.
(Jan 2018) Prof. Filipov receives the 2018 ZF Automotive award for his research proposal on “Energy Dissipation in Cellular Origami: From Passive to Active Crash Protection”.
(Jan 2018) Our group receives a grant from the Office of Naval Research (ONR). The grant will allow us to explore curved folded sheets for applications as stiff, anisotropic, and adaptable structures. See detailed story here.
(Sept 2017) Prof. Filipov present invited seminar at Notre Dame. The seminar titled “Analysis of Origami Structures and Metamaterials,” and was part of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences Structures Seminar Series. Thank you Prof. Khandewal for hosting!
(Aug 2017) Welocome Wo and Steven!!! Steven Woodruff (B.S. Tufts) and Zhongyuan Wo (B.S. Tsinghua) have joined the University of Michigan, and the deployable and reconfigurable structures group as Ph.D. students.
(Jan 2017) Prof. Filipov receives 2017 ASCE ExCEEd Fellowship. The award is given for commitment to improving CEE education, and includes a fellowship to attend an annual teaching workshop hosted by ASCE.
(Mar 2016) The zipper coupled origami tube research was selected by the National Academy of Sciences to receive the 2015 Cozzarelli Prize!!! The paper won the category of “Engineering and Applied Sciences”, and is one of six in PNAS to receive this distinction for 2015. The prize is awarded for outstanding scientific excellence and originality. Official news release, and paper details and media coverage.
(Jan 2016) Paper on origami tubes with polygonal cross-sections published at PRS-A. The tubes can be constructed to follow a non-linear curved line when deployed, and their cross-sections can be reconfigured locally. These tubes have tunable geometries and mechanical characteristics and can lead to applications from piping systems to micro-robotics. See the details and news coverage.
(Sept 2015) Evgueni gives Origami lecture at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech. The invited lecture entitled “Origami Tube Structures with Reconfigurable Geometry and Tunable Stiffness” discussed recent research on zipper-tubes as well as practical applications and future research for origami.
(Aug 2014) Evgueni presents at the 6th International Meeting on Origami in Science, Mathematics and Education (6OSME) in Tokyo, Japan. The presentation discussed new ideas on analysis and optimization of origami using a simplified bar and hinge model.
(2013) Story about Evgueni Published in UIUC CEE magazine. The story (pg. 14) discusses Evgueni’s master’s research and fellowships that he received from the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at UIUC.
(May 2013) Evgueni presents at the World Congress on Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization in Orlando, FL. The conference presentation showed new multiresolution polygonal elements that can use intermediate densities for more efficient topology optimization.
(Fall 2013) Evgueni teaches CEE 360 Structural Engineering Class. As the lead instructor of the junior level class of 112 students, Evgueni taught on topics of structural theory, analysis, and design. See course info.
(April 2013) Evgueni awarded Mavis (MF3) Fellowship for a second time. The Mavis fellowship involves a thorough training program for students that have potential to make significant contributions to engineering research, education, and service.