Tian Yu

I received my PhD in Engineering Mechanics from Virginia Tech in December 2019, and joined Princeton University as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in February 2020. My PhD work was focusing on mechanics of thin structures, such as bifurcations of thin rods/strips/sheets. 

In the Form Finding Lab, I am working on bifurcations and multi-stability of elastic networks (made of slender strips/rods), and mechanics of flexible nets (e.g., dancing nets), through a combination of experiments and numerical simulations. I am also interested in structural design and optimization.

Landolf Rhode-Barbarigos

I received my PhD in Structural Mechanics in August 2012 from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and joined Princeton University in October 2012 as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. My research to date has focused on the design and analysis of adaptive and passive structures combining form-finding and analysis methods with advanced computing. My research interests include adaptive structures, structural design and optimization as well as computer-aided engineering.