Welcome to our research group
Our research group is focused on developing next generation, multifunctional polymers and composite materials that exhibit revolutionary manufacturability, performance, and longevity. Such material systems enable unprecedented manufacturing of aerospace and automotive structural components, autonomous restoration of functional integrity in biomedical, structural, energy, and coating materials, programmable anisotropic deformations for soft actuators, and evolvable material properties for biomedical devices. In our research, we use a judicious combination of material and engineering design, functional constituents, and manufacturing strategies to develop new solutions to current engineering challenges while considering the fundamental characteristics of the target system from design and manufacturing to operational conditions. As a result, our research is highly interdisciplinary and spans several engineering and scientific disciplines including advanced manufacturing, materials science, mechanics, and chemistry.
Join us!
We are always looking for motivated, creative, and hard-working individuals interested in conducting research with us. If you would like to joins us, please contact Dr. Yourdkhani and include a copy of your CV, transcripts, and samples of your recent work (if applicable).