Welcome to The Architected Intelligent Matter (A.I.M.) lab at the University of Houston. At our lab, we aim to explore both material and geometric behaviors in the design of intelligent matter. We design novel materials by leveraging geometric abstractions and advanced computation, and we demonstrate their unprecedented characteristics through digital fabrication and precision experiments

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Recent news

Dec 04, 2022
Paper titled “3D-printing textiles: multi-stage mechanical characterization of additively manufactured biaxial weaves” is published in Materials and Design!

Nov 11, 2022
Paper titled “From kirigami to hydrogels: a tutorial on designing conformally transformable surfaces” is published in Journal of Applied Mechanics. Congratulations to Wang Yue.

Sept 1, 2022
Wang, Yue is starting her PhD at our lab! She will work on nano fabrication of functional structures.

July 1, 2022
Our Teaching Innovation Proposal entitled ‚ÄúDeveloping Demonstration Kits for During-lecture Experimentation in Mechanics” is awarded!

May 10, 2022
Tian Chen starts serving as an associate editor in the journal 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing.

April 18, 2022
Three students have received summer research funding and joining our lab to do exciting things!

Jan 22, 2022
Starting the first funded project researching the Direct energy deposition + in-situ CNC process within the Advanced Manufacturing Institute.

Jan 16, 2022
Starting new semester with 3 students awarded the Provost’s Undergraduate Research Scholarship!

Oct 1, 2021
Four master and bachelor students have joined the lab to work on a number of interesting things! Will update as they progress.

Sept 1, 2021
The Architected Intelligent Matter (A.I.M.) lab officially opens its doors at the University of Houston!

Aug 11, 2021
A research highlight on our weaving project titled Weaving smooth 3D shapes with curved ribbons was published on Nature Review Physics!

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