Welcome to the Laboratory of Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures

Welcome to the Laboratory of Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures

CMAS participated at ICAST 2014 in The Hague, Netherlands


Between October 6th and 8th the 25th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies (ICAST 2014) was held in The Hague, Netherlands.

The Laboratory of Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures participated with a Keynote Speech from Professor Paolo Ermanni, as well as two contributions: "Minimum Energy Cross-Well Actuation of Bistable Piezocomposite Unsymmetric Cross-ply Plates" by Dr. Andres Arrieta, and "Concurrent Design of Adaptively Damped Structures" by Dr. Tommaso Delpero and Dr. Andrea Bergamini.

Author: J. Maldonado | Date: 16.10.2014 | Details: »»

Intermediate presentations of student theses


On Friday, October 3rd, 2014, Master students under the supervision of Professor Paolo Ermanni presented their upcoming research projects to be carried out this semester at the Laboratory of Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures.

Students showed their approaches and first results within their Semester and Master theses. We wish all the students the best in their research.

Author: B. Louis | Date: 06.10.2014 | Details: »»

CMAS participated at SMASIS 2014 in Newport, Rhode Island


Between September 8th and 10th the ASME 2014 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems (SMASIS 2014) took place in Newport, Rhode Island. During the conference the latest breakthroughs in smart materials, as well as the cutting edge in adaptive structure applications were actively discussed. The Laboratory of Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures participated with three contributions presented by Dr. Andres Arrieta, Giulio Molinari and Izabela Kuder.

Izabela Kuder was awarded with the prize for the Best Student Paper Competition for her contribution entitled “Static Design of a Selective Compliance Morphing Wing Profile Based on Integrated Variable Stiffness Bi-Stable Components”.

We congratulate Izabela for her successful research achievements!

Author: Mario Danzi | Date: 22.09.2014 | Details: »»

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Last publications

The Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures Lab participates in the Zurich Heart project.

The goal of this project is to develop a hyperelastic hybrid membrane for a biomimetic blood propulsion system.

Our research in this project focuses on the optimization of the pump chamber to minimize the mechanical loading on the hybrid membrane and the blood.

Upcoming conferences


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