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 (https://cecas.clemson.edu/~suyil/). 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 (email@example.com). Please include the phrase "Ph.D. applicant 2019" in the subject line of the email.