Prof. Howon Lee’s laboratory has created lightweight, reconfigurable, and mechanically tunable materials with 4D printing that could lead to better shock absorption, morphing airplane or drone wings, soft robotics and tiny implantable biomedical devices. Their research is published in the journal Materials Horizons.
The study’s lead author is Chen Yang, a doctoral student in Lee’s lab. Co-authors include Manish Boorugu, Andrew Dopp, Jie Ren, Raymond Martin and Daehoon Han – all current or former Rutgers students – and Professor Wonjoon Choi at the Korea University. More details can be found here.