Welcome to the Laboratory of Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures

Welcome to the Laboratory of Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures

The Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures Lab welcomes Dominic Keidel


Dominic Keidel obtained both his Bachelor's and Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering at ETH Zürich. During his studies, he specialized in the development and manufacturing of morphing wings, writing a Semester Thesis entitled "Compliant Wing for a Model Airplane - Manufacturing" at our institute. Dominic also spent time at TU Delft, where he concluded his studies with a Master's thesis entitled "Development and Testing of an Unconventional Morphing Wing Concept with Variable Chord and Camber" under the supervision of Prof. De Breuker.

At the Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures Lab, he will be working in the field of adaptive structures and morphing wings. We wish him all the best for his work!

Author: R. Kussmaul | Date: 24.11.2015 | Details: »»

The Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures Lab welcomes Oleg Testoni


The CMASLab welcomes Oleg Testoni as a new PhD student of the Electro-Mechanical Material Systems research group. Mr. Testoni obtained his Bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the Politecnico di Milano. During his Bachelor studies, he also spent time at the University of Stuttgart in the framework of an Erasmus exchange. Further, he did an internship at Daimler in Sindelfingen, Germany. He concluded his Master’s studies at ETH Zürich focusing on composite materials and lightweight structures with a thesis entitled "Concept and preliminary design of a composite monocoque for an electric city bus". At the CMASLab, Mr. Testoni will work on a project in collaboration with BMW on damping of engine’s vibration. We wish him all the best for his work!

Author: C. Thurnherr | Date: 12.11.2015 | Details: »»

The Laboratory of Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures at ICAST 2015 in Kobe, Japan


The Laboratory of Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures participated at the 26th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies (ICAST 2015) that took place October 14-16, 2015, in Kobe, Japan. The CMASLab was represented by Prof. Dr. Paolo Ermanni, Dr. Andrea Bergamini, Izabela Kuder, Edgar Flores Parra and Dominic Keidel. The delegates contributed with four talks about recent research in the fields of morphing wings and active vibration control.

Author: C. Loosli | Date: 26.10.2015 | Details: »»

Ph.D. Defense of Giulio Molinari


On September 30th, 2015, Giulio Molinari successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled Multidisciplinary Optimization of Morphing Wings with Distributed Compliance and Smart Actuation. His research focused on adaptive structural systems with the goal of applying shape adaptation techniques to an aircraft airfoil.

He developed numerical analysis and optimization techniques, capable of concurrently considering aerodynamic, structural and control aspects; and applied these methodologies to the design of a demonstrator, consisting in a pair of compliant morphing wings for a small-scale UAV. The experimental evaluation phase, that included a test flight, unequivocally demonstrated the capabilities and accuracies of the design tool, and has shown the possibility of achieving shape morphing of lightweight structures with smart material-based actuators.

The Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures Lab congratulates him for his great achievement and wishes him all the best for his future!

Author: Christian Loosli | Date: 06.10.2015 | Details: »»

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Open Position

The Laboratory of Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures is looking for a Postdoc (m/f) in the field of advanced lightweight structures for space applications.

Job description: EN

Master Specialization

Specialization in Advanced Structures and Aerospace Engineering.

Handouts of student presentations held on March 12th can be found here!

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