Yan Chen, Tianjin University
Haixia (Alice) Zhang, Peking University
20:00-21:30 p.m., August 17, 2023, GMT+8
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Origami is an emerging discipline that developed from art to mathematics. In this century, with the desire to apply origami into various engineering applications, origami engineering has been promoted rapidly in many aspects, including robotics, metamaterials, aerospace structures, medical devices and so on. In this talk, we will discuss the current progress on the fundamental design theory and analysis methodology of origami-inspired structures, including the origami kinematic and thick-panel origami, kinematic metamaterials and property programming, multistable mechanisms and meta-structures.
Professor Yan Chen received her D. Phil. from University of Oxford in 2004. She is currently a Chair Professor in Tianjin University and the Deputy Director in Key Laboratory of Mechanism Theory and Equipment Design, Ministry of Education. Her research focuses on the kinematics of spatial mechanism, design of deployable structures, origami metamaterials, and mechanical intelligent robots. She has published more than 90 journal papers in Science, Nature Communications, PNAS, AFM, Research, Engineering, MMT, etc.. She was funded by the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, won the Xplorer Prize 2020 (Tencent Foundation) and the Science and Technology Award for Young Scientists.