The Reconfigurable & Active Structures Lab investigates structures that do more than carry loads. We study the connection between a structure’s performance and form allowing us to change geometry, mechanics, and multi-physics response (e.g. electromagnetic, self-sensing, optical) of a structure. The ultimate goal is the realization of reconfigurable spacecraft structures and scientific instruments with on-demand performance, helping reduce weight and energy use.
Want to join the Reconfigurable & Active Structures Lab? Students at all levels are encouraged to contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We are especially looking for students with experience and interest in composite materials, solid mechanics, smart material and multi-disciplinary engineering.
Students interested in the PhD and Masters program will need to apply through the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University.