Material systems are defined as smart when they are able to capture data
from the external environment and accordingly adapt their performance.
On the other hand, materials are multifunctional when they combine
structural properties with one or more functional properties. The
development of novel smart and/or multifunctional materials systems has a
transformative impact on society, in terms of energy efficiency, reliability,
durability, and safety.
Our research group aims to make contributions to the field of smart and
multifunctional material systems by addressing multiple challenges
inherent to the (i) design, (ii) modeling, (iii) manufacturing, and (iv)
experimental multiscale characterization. Our research spans a wide range
of disciplines, including physics, chemistry, material science, mechanics
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