The Boechler Research Group is led by Prof. Nicholas Boechler in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California, San Diego.

Throughout history, discoveries of materials with new properties have enabled significant technological leaps. Inspired by this idea, we strive to uncover new understanding that enables the design of materials with extraordinary properties. Currently, we are focused on materials wherein new mechanical properties are achieved by manipulating microstructure, topology, and nonlinearity, and we have a particular interest in the dynamics of self-assembled systems. Fundamental advances in these areas have the potential to result in high performance and adaptive material systems that can be manufactured rapidly and in large quantities, with applications to areas including sound and vibration management, impact protection, mechanical computing and signal processing, bio-integrated systems, and resilient infrastructure.

Please see our publications and visit our research page for more details.