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Kirigami

An artist holds a nano-origami model in lab.

Matt Shlian, Artist and Adjunct Lecturer in the School of Art & Design, shows one of the original paper models that served for inspiration for a stretchable conductor made out of mesh structure of carbon nanotubes in the North Campus Research Complex in Ann Arbor, MI on June 1, 2015. Shlian is part of a collaboration with Nicholas Kotov, Joseph B. and Florence V. Cejka Professor of Chemical Engineering; and Sharon Glotzer, Stuart W. Churchill Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering. Shlian provided the inspiration for the nano structures with his nano-kirigami art that Glotzer built computer models from and Kotov's research group tested in lab. Photo: Joseph Xu/Senior Multimedia Content Producer, University of Michigan - College of Engineering