Welcome to the Laboratory of Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures

Welcome to the Laboratory of Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures

CMAS Ph.D student Giulio Molinari participated in the SPIE Smart Structures/NDE 2015 conference.


The presentation entitled ‘Planform, aero-structural, and flight control optimization for tailless morphing aircraft’ was part of the session ‘Active and passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems. Aircraft, MAV/UAV, and Morphing Systems’. Giulio Molinari presented a methodology to determine the optimal planform, profile shape, and morphing structure for a tailless aircraft.

Author: Oscar Chesa | Date: 20.03.2015 | Details: »»

Dr. Andres Arrieta presented his research in invited Seminars at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and at Purdue University, USA


CMAS Team Leader Dr. Andres Arrieta was invited to deliver seminars at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and at Purdue University in the United States where he presented his current research in the field of Structural Nonlinearity applied to Compliant Structures. During his stay he visited the world class experimental facilities at both institutions, including the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at UIUC, and the Herrick Labs at Purdue.

Author: Andres Arrieta | Date: 02.03.2015 | Details: »»

Start of the Spring Semester 2015 at ETH Zurich


The spring semester 2015 has officially started at ETH Zurich on February 16th! The Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures Lab is offering lectures on both bachelor and master levels. Bachelor students may enroll to the courses Strukturversuchstechnik and Finite Elemente. On the master level the lectures Structural Analysis with FEM, Manufacturing of Polymer Composites, Polymer Composites Lab, Aircraft Structures and Structural Optimization are held by Prof. Ermanni and Dr. Kress. Further information can be found here.

Author: D. Montenegro | Date: 23.02.2015 | Details: »»

Quadrant Award 2015 hosted at ETH Zürich


On Friday, January 30th, ETH Zürich hosted the Quadrant Award 2015. The sixth edition of the Quadrant Award rewarded outstanding Doctoral theses in the field of "Materials and processes related to engineering and high-performance plastics and composites". The PhD thesis of Dr. Peter DeMuth, entitled "Engineered Microneedles for Transcutaneous Vaccine Delivery" was awarded the first prize. The award ceremony, which featured an exhibition of Swiss traditions, was moderated by CMAS Professor Paolo Ermanni.

We congratulate the participants and are looking forward to the participation of pioneering PhD dissertations in the following edition of the Quadrant Award!

Author: J. Maldonado | Date: 13.02.2015 | Details: »»

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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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