kirigami-based reconfigurable two dimensional (2-D) and three dimensional (3-D) structures
Model of the structures shown in Dr. Yin’s work.

Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Jie Yin has been awarded the Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The $500,000 award will support fundamental research on the mechanical behavior of kirigami-based reconfigurable two dimensional (2-D) and three dimensional (3-D) structures.

This research program will establish a theoretical framework for connecting the macroscopic mechanical behavior and cuts-based microstructures in a new class of kirigami-based structures, which are reconfigurable in both 2-D and 3-D. The knowledge developed through this project will advance multiple technologies, including scaffolds for conformable and stretchable electronics, electronic skin, adaptive energy efficient building envelope, programmable soft machines, soft robots, and reconfigurable acoustic wave guides.

Prior to joining Temple Engineering, Dr. Yin worked as a Postdoctoral Associate at MIT. Dr. Yin received his Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics from Columbia University in 2010, M.S. in Solid Mechanics from Tsinghua University in 2007.

Read more about Dr. Yin and his research interests here.