Mechanical Metamaterials (3D Printing Europe 2015)

Prof Martin van Hecke,
Leiden Institute of Physics
Apr 28, 2015.

Presentation Summary

Mechanical Metamaterials acquire their peculiar functionality by their structure.
Here I outline what sort of new functionalities can be made and can be dreamed about, and the crucial role that 3D printing and AM plays for the development of such materials

Speaker Biography (Martin van Hecke)

Martin van Hecke got his PhD in physics in 1996, and was appointed as professor of physics in 2008 at Leiden university. Since 2012 his group is working on mechanical metamaterials, functional materials where structure, not composition, is key. In 2014 he was appointed as group-leader at AMOLF research institute in Amsterdam, and he now divides his time between Leiden and Amsterdam.

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