Reconfigurable Architectures with Dr. Heinrich Jaeger (University of Chicago)
Wednesday, April 7
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. CT
Can there be design by disorder? This talk discusses ideas based on stochastic (re-)configuration in granular materials that spawned new concepts for soft robotics and architecture.
Heinrich Jaeger is the Sewell Avery Distinguished Service Professor of Physics at the University of Chicago. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. A focus of his work are granular materials, which are large agglomerates of particles that can exhibit both liquid-like and solid-like properties. His research group explores these properties to make novel stress-adaptive materials for high-efficiency energy absorption, soft robotic systems that can change shape and compliance, and new forms of architectural structures that are fully recyclable.