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PhD Position in Mechanics of Multi-Stable Origami and Kirigami
Clemson University

Date Posted May 29, 2019
Title PhD Position in Mechanics of Multi-Stable Origami and Kirigami
University Clemson University
Clemson, SC, United States
Department Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date January 2020
  • Graduate Student
  • Mechanical Engineering

Ph.D. Position: Mechanics of Multi-Stable Origami and Kirigami

Multiple Ph.D. positions are available at the Dynamic Matter Research Group in the Mechanical Engineering Department of Clemson University ( Our research focuses on multi-stable materials and structures inspired by the ancient art of origami and kirigami. Specifically, we aim to exploit the intricate geometries from folding and cutting to create a new family of multi-stable structures and material systems with dynamic properties and physical intelligence. To achieve this goal, we will formulate an integrated framework including optimal design, mechanics analysis, and experimental validation. Results of this work can lead to novel applications in advanced aircraft, robotics, and vibration control system.

Applicants with backgrounds in solid mechanics are encouraged to apply. Previous research experiences, especially in nonlinear mechanics modeling and finite element simulations, as well as good MATLAB programming and mathematical skills, are highly desirable. Review of applications will begin immediately. To apply, please email a single PDF file containing a cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications, a detailed CV, and contact information for three references to Dr. Suyi Li ( Please include the phrase "Ph.D. applicant 2019" in the subject line of the email.

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Contact Information

  • Suyi Li
    Mechanical Engineering
    Clemson University
    248 Fluor Daniel Engineering Innovation Building
    216 South Palmetto Blvd.
    Clemson, SC 29634


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