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CMR Student Shines on ESPN

Rock stars, Olympians, first-round draft picks, and . . . a CMR PhD student on ESPN! (Read Full Article)

CMR paper featured on the cover of Advanced Engineering Materials

Professor Larry Howell and Ph.D. student Shannon Zirbel of the BYU CMR, along with researchers from NASA JPL and Cal Tech, collaborated with Dr. Eric Homer and Matt Haris to write a paper on the use of bulk metallic glasses (BMGs) in compliant mechanisms. BMGs have among the highest elastic strain limit of any metals and can be injection molded like polymers, making them ideal compliant mechanisms materials. This paper was featured on the front cover of Advanced Engineering Material’s most recent issue. (Read Full Article)

The CMR releases two new space mechanism animations

The research group released two animations that demonstrate space applications of a monolithic two-degree-of-freedom pointing mechanism. (Read Full Article)

Professor Howell Receives Theodore von Kármán Fellowship

The faculty of RWTH Aachen University in Germany nominated CMR professor Larry Howell to receive the Theodore von Kármán Fellowship. The fellowship funded an ERS International guest stay in Aachen Germany for a week in October, 2013.  As part of the visit, Prof. Howell gave a presentation entitled “Opportunities and Challenges of Folding” as the opening speech at the “Fold-In” workshop at the Rolduc Abbey in Kerkrade, The Netherlands. (Read Full Article)

CMR Students Turn to Origami to Solve Astronomical Space Problem

BYU engineers have teamed up with a world-renowned origami expert to solve one of space exploration’s greatest (and most ironic) problems: lack of space.  (Read Full Article)

September 2014

CMR Awarded Research Grant from National Science Foundation

 The National Science Foundation awarded the Compliant Mechanisms Research Group to use compliant mechanism principles to translate origami-based discoveries into engineered systems that achieve desired behaviors.   More.

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