Mechanics of Electroactive Materials

This group will develop theoretical and computational models to quantify flexoelectricity in solids, focusing on continuum models but also exploring multiscale aspects, in tight collaboration with experiments. We will explore the effects of strain gradients on the physics of dielectrics, identifying fundamental manifestations and identifying the underlying engineering principles for a new generation of electromechanical metamaterials.

Enabling flexoelectric engineering through modeling and computation (FlexoComp)