Lab of Bioinspired Manufacturing and Mechanics

 

About us

Welcome to the Lab of Bioinspired Manufacturing and Mechanics at Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the University of Southern California. Our research is focused on bioinpired manufacturing and mechanics of unprecedented materials and structures that can potentially address grand engineering challenges including resilient structures and clean water. We integrate experiments, theories, and computations to study cutting-edge problems in three areas: (1) mechanics of materials and structures, (2) additive manufacturing, and (3) clean water.

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Candidates may send emails to Dr. Qiming Wang (qimingw@usc.edu) for more information.

Postdoc: postdoc to work on polymer chemistry for additive manufacturing. [continuously effective]   

PhD students: 2 PhD students to work on additive manufacturing and solid mechanics starting from 2020 Fall semester.  

Master/Undergrad students: master and undergraduate students to work on additive manufacturing, water treatment, and biofouling.

Recent research highlight


2019 NPG Asia: 3D printing of selfhealing elastomer
 


2019 JMPS: Lightohealing mechanics
 


2018 AdvMat: Magnetoactive lattice
 


2018 JMPS: General self-healing mechanics model
 


2017 JMPS: Nanonetwork selfhealing
 


2016 JMPS: Nanonetwork mechanics
 


2016 PRL: Multimaterial lattice
 


2016 SciRep: Elastomer lattice
 

2015 JMPS: Mechanochromic elastomer

 

2015 SciRep: Surface instability

 

2014 NatCom: Synthetic cephalopod skin

 

2014 AdvH: Fouling-free catheter

 

2013 AdvMater: Fouling-free hull

 

2012 NatCom:Electrocavitation

 

2012 AdvMater: Switching texture

 

2011 PRL: Electrocreasing to cratering

 


2015-2019, LBMM@USC.