Welcome to the Laboratory of Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures

Welcome to the Laboratory of Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures

Final Presentations of Master’s theses


On Wednesday, 17th September 2014, eight students presented the final results of their Master’s theses conducted at the Laboratory of Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures. The topics of their theses were within the scope of our laboratory's main research areas: compliant systems, electro-mechanical material systems, composite processing, and computational structural mechanics.

We congratulate the Master students on this final stage of their studies and wish them all the best for the future!

Author: Falk Runkel | Date: 19.09.2014 | 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: 17.09.2014 | Details: »»

The Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures Lab welcomes Oscar Chesa Llaquet


Oscar Chesa Llaquet obtained his Diploma degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) de Lyon. He did his Master's thesis at ETH Zurich establishing the necessary tools to reliably assess the vibration behavior of CFRP vehicle floor. At the Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures Lab, he will work for Inspire ICS, studying the improvement of the acoustic behavior of lightweight CFRP automotive structures.

We wish him all the best for his work!

Author: Claudia Thurnherr | Date: 15.08.2014 | 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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