Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Mechanical Metamaterials

The Mechanical Metamaterials (MM) Special Interest Group (SIG) covers topics related to the design, modelling, testing and prototyping of metamaterials that feature unusual deformation mechanisms.

Examples of MM exhibiting these features include negative and extreme Poisson’s ratio, thermal expansion, stiffness and compressibility. Applications of mechanical metamaterials are in the areas of soft robotics, shape morphing, vibroacoustics, energy absorption and structural integrity.
The relation between the materials constituents and the architecture of the mechanical metamaterials is of particular interest to this Group. Origami/Kirigami engineering, lattice designs and metacomposites are all technologies and topics that this Special Interest Group is keen to foster during the activities of the Network.

The Group is also interested in discussing modelling and design techniques, as well as prototyping and production aspects in collaboration with other relevant SIGs.

Lead(s)

Fabrizio Scarpa
University of Bristol

Oliver Duncan
Manchester Metropolitan University

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AHMAD ALMAMO
Zhejiang University

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mr THOMAS BASSETT
MBDA UK

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Qiong Cai
University of Surrey

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Gregory Chaplain
Imperial College London

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Richard Craster
Imperial College London

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Enrique Cuan-Urquizo
Tecnologico de Monterrey

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Jacopo Maria De Ponti
Politecnico di Milano

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Donald Dodd
In Search of My Beach ltd.

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ANKUR DWIVEDI
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India

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Aluna Everitt
University of Oxford

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dr William Ferguson
DHSC - JBC

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Rafael Fuentes-Dominguez
University of Nottingham

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Xiaonan Hou
Lancaster University

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Adrian Janssen
Hamlyns Technology Ltd

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Willem Jellema
SRON and Delft University of Technology

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dr Zafer Kazanci
Queen's University Belfast, UK

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Stefan Maier
Imperial College London

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Mümin Mollaoğlu
Yildiz Technic University

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Claudio Paoloni
Lancaster University

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John Phair
Pyreos Ltd

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Tomasz Plaskocinski
University of St Andrews

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Eric Plum
University of Southampton

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Simon Pope
University of Sheffield

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Henry Putley
Imperial College London

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David Sargeant
Chelton

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michael sloan
Technical Composite Systems Ltd

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Alf Smith
Centre for Process Innovation

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Michael Smith
University of Cambridge

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Stefan Szyniszewski
University of Durham

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