Bioinspired Robotics & Design Lab

2016 - 2019



Self-Assembly of Deployable Curved Surfaces with Smart Composites for Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (SUAVs)

Research Paper

Self-assembly of various enclosed surfaces with smart composites through layer buckling and altering composite end conditions (A) 4 pinned, (B) 3pinned 1 fixed, 2 pinned 2 fixed, (C) 1 pinned 3 fixed, and (D) 4 fixed.

Self-assembled airfoils with varying symmetries. All laminate design parameters are held constant except adhesive length of left most buckling layer from 25% (left) to 55% (right) chord length in increments of 5%. The adhesive lengths of the right most buckling layers are held at 25% chord length.


Smart Composites

Finding Practical Applications for Reversible Actuation of Origami Inspired Composites Using Liquid Crystal Elastomers

Minori A., Jadhav S., He Q., Cai S., Tolley M. T., "Reversible actuation of origami inspired composites using liquid crystal elastomers", ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems (SMASIS), Snowbird UT, Sept. 2017.


Antimicrobial Catheter

Developing a prototype for a catheter with antimicrobial properties to combat CAUTI