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Self-regulated non-reciprocal motions in single-material microstructures

Congratulations on our latest Nature paper on Self-regulated non-reciprocal motions in single-material microstructures

May 23, 2022
Check out our latest work on liquid crystal elastomeric micropillars that can exhibit complex dynamic pattern evolution and collective communication in arrays when exposed to light (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-022-04561-z#article-info) and this amazing view paper about Light moves artificial cilia to a complex beat (https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-01080-9).  Read more about Congratulations on our latest Nature paper on Self-regulated non-reciprocal motions in single-material microstructures
Dryscreen: Creating Human-Centered Comfort in Buildings

Dryscreen Technology from Aizenberg Lab Creating Human-Centered Comfort in Buildings

May 23, 2022

Our lab's Dryscreen technology, which decouples dehumidification from cooling to enable more energy efficient air cooling, is now supported by Harvard climate change solutions fund. A collaboration between SEAS and GSD members in our lab! Check out the article!! https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2022/05/harvard-awards-1-3m-to-fund-climate-change-solutions/

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Controlling Liquid Crystal Orientations for Programmable Anisotropic Transformations in Cellular Microstructures (Adv. Mater. 42/2021)

Our recent research featured a cover picture on Advanced Materials!!

February 15, 2022

Our recent research on "Controlling Liquid Crystal Orientations for Programmable Anisotropic Transformations in Cellular Microstructures" have featured a cover picture on Advanced Materials (https://onlinelibrary-wiley-com.ezp-prod1.hul.harvard.edu/doi/10.1002/adma.202170327). 

In article number 2105024, Joanna Aizenberg, Katia Bertoldi, and co-workers report that by programming independently anisotropy at the molecular and structural levels, unprecedented director-determined symmetry...

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Ten Wyss faculty members were determined to be among the most highly cited researchers by Web of Science Group.

Wyss Institute Celebrates Highly Cited and Top Translational Researchers

November 20, 2020
  (BOSTON) — Web of Science Group has announced Highly Cited Researchers 2020 list, which identifies researchers who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade. Their names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and... Read more about Wyss Institute Celebrates Highly Cited and Top Translational Researchers
Composite rendering that transitions from a glassy sponge skeleton on the left to a welded rebar-based lattice on the right, highlighting the biologically inspired nature of the research.

Marine sponges inspire the next generation of skyscrapers and bridges

September 21, 2020
When we think about sponges, we tend to think of something soft and squishy. But researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) are using the glassy skeletons of marine sponges as inspiration for the next generation of stronger and taller buildings, longer bridges, and lighter spacecraft. ... Read more about Marine sponges inspire the next generation of skyscrapers and bridges
Integrating Variable Signals in Hydrogels

Highlight: Integrating Variable Signals in Hydrogels

July 2, 2020
All living organisms have systems that can link multiple signals to manage tasks. For example, humans have systems of organs that can combine inputs from sight, hearing, and smell in a fear response that can cause our hearts to speed up. This ability—called complex signal integration—is not found in artificial systems. This new study demonstrates a pathway for simple, soft artificial materials to use multiple signals from external sources to produce distinct responses. ... Read more about Highlight: Integrating Variable Signals in Hydrogels

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