Imagine smart materials that can morph from being stiff as wood to as soft as a sponge - and also change shape. Rutgers University-New Brunswick engineers have created flexible, lightweight 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.
- Materials Horizons
- Rutgers University through the School of Engineering and the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Defense Acquisition Program Administration and Agency for Defense Development, Haythornthwaite Foundation Research Ignition Grant