Multifunctional Cellular Solids

Nanotechnology has enabled the engineering of materials with improved physical properties, but these engineered systems lack the complex functionalities common in natural materials (like self-healing bone fractures). The Pikul Research Group group seeks to develop multifunctional nanoscale materials systems utilizing modern engineering and design principles to achieve mechanical and chemical properties not available in natural or man-made materials.


[1] James H. Pikul, Sezer Ozerinc, Runyu Zhang, Paul V. Braun, and William P. King, “Micro architected porous material with high strength and controllable stiffness”, IEEE Micro Electro Mechanical Systems Conference 2016, Shanghai.