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Assistant Professor Evgueni Filipov receives 2019 ASCE Best Paper Award

CEE Assistant Professor Evgueni Filipov and his co-authors have received an award recognizing their outstanding contributions to the field of analysis and computation in structural engineering. | Short Read
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CEE Assistant Professor Evgueni Filipov and his co-authors received the American Society of Civil Engineers’ 2019 award for Best Journal Paper in Analysis & Computation for their paper “Deployable Sandwich Surfaces with High Out-of-Plane Stiffness” published in ASCE’s Journal of Structural Engineering. The paper presents a set of deployable origami tube structures that can create smooth functional surfaces while simultaneously maintaining a high out-of-plane stiffness both during and after deployment.

Filipov’s research interests are in the field of deployable and reconfigurable structural systems. His focus is on folding and adaptable structures based on the principles of origami that can have practical applications ranging in scale and discipline from biomedical robotics to deployable architecture. He is also interested in developing analytical tools that can simulate mechanical and multi-physical phenomena of deployable structures. Filipov researches the design and manufacturing of deployable structures using 3D printing and other fabrication techniques. He is also exploring large-scale folding systems, where thick panels are connected with hinges and are deployed by mechanical devices.

Filipov is a member of ASCE and has won numerous awards throughout his career such as a 2020 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award and a 2018 DARPA Young Faculty Award.

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    Assistant Professor of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

The electrons absorb laser light and set up “momentum combs” (the hills) spanning the energy valleys within the material (the red line). When the electrons have an energy allowed by the quantum mechanical structure of the material—and also touch the edge of the valley—they emit light. This is why some teeth of the combs are bright and some are dark. By measuring the emitted light and precisely locating its source, the research mapped out the energy valleys in a 2D crystal of tungsten diselenide. Credit: Markus Borsch, Quantum Science Theory Lab, University of Michigan.

Mapping quantum structures with light to unlock their capabilities

Rather than installing new “2D” semiconductors in devices to see what they can do, this new method puts them through their paces with lasers and light detectors. | Medium Read