Reconfigurable & Active Structures Lab
The Reconfigurable & Active 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.