The BYU Compliant Mechanisms Research lab was awarded a research grant from the National Science Foundation to support research on compliant mechanisms on developable surfaces. The grant begins May 2017 and will extend through April 2020. Work will build on a foundation created by research in origami-based compliant mechanisms, funded through a previous grant awarded by NSF’s Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation program. Dr. Robert Lang will continue to work with the Compliant Mechanisms Research lab as part of this grant.
Nathan Pehrson of the Compliant Mechanisms Research group has been awarded the NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship. Follow this link to learn more.
Some of the origami research from the CMR lab will be highlighted on this week's episode of NOVA: "The Origami Revolution." The BYU portion begins at 39:10.
Dr. Guimin Chen is a visiting professor from Xidian University. Learn more about him and his research here.
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The “Origami Universe” exhibition is being held at the Chimei Museum in Tainan City, Taiwan. This exhibition features origami art from around the world and includes BYU’s origami-based engineering research.
Dr. Larry Howell visited Taiwan and China to interact with researchers, give invited talks and present a workshop.