The development of novel smart and/or multifunctional materials systems has a transformative impact on society, in terms of energy efficiency, reliability, durability, and safety.

Material systems are defined as smart when they are able to capture data from the external environment and accordingly adapt their performance. On the other hand, materials are multifunctional when they combine structural properties with one or more functional properties.

Our research group aims to make contributions to the field of smart and multifunctional material systems by addressing multiple challenges inherent to the (i) design, (ii) modeling, (iii) manufacturing, and (iv) experimental multiscale characterization. Our research spans a wide range of disciplines, including physics, chemistry, material science, mechanics and robotics.

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