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Reconfigurable structures

Welcome to the research website of the Reconfigurable Structures Lab

Our research investigates the coupling between shape and function to create multi-functional reconfigurable structures.

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About Us

The Reconfigurable 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 Structures Lab? Students interested in the PhD and Masters program are encouraged to apply directly through the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University. We are looking for students with a solid mechanics and multi-disciplinary engineering background.