Self-Shaping Composites

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Assistant Professor Randall Erb’s research was featured in Nature Communications, for his efforts in replicating naturally occurring shape-changing materials with synthetic hydrogel composites. 

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Related Faculty: Randall Erb

Related Departments:Mechanical & Industrial Engineering