News and Announcements Archive:
(June 2017) Our paper on Bar and Hinge Models for Origami is published in IJSS. The paper introduced a N5B8 model for modeling origami, and created scaling relationships to define the stretching, bending, and folding of origami sheets. Paper Link and PDF.
(Jan 2017) Prof. Filipov receives 2017 ASCE ExCEEd Fellowship. The award is given for commitment to improving CEE education, and includes a fellowship to attend an annual teaching workshop hosted by ASCE.
(Nov 2016) Dr. Filipov gives the SEG Graduate Student Seminar in the CEE Department at Stanford University. The lecture entitled "Using Origami for Deployable Structures and Adaptable Metamaterials" discussed recent research on deployable zipper and polygonal origami tube structures.
(Jan 2017) Prof. Filipov has started at the CEE Department of the University of Michigan . He will be teaching the Structural Dynamics course in the 2017 Winter term. His is continuing research on deployable and reconfigurable structures and is accepting applications for his research group.
(Jan 2016) Paper on origami tubes with polygonal cross-sections published at PRS-A. The tubes can be constructed to follow a non-linear curved line when deployed, and their cross-sections can be reconfigured locally. These tubes have tunable geometries and mechanical characteristics and can lead to applications from piping systems to micro-robotics. See the details and news coverage.
(Mar 2016) The zipper coupled origami tube research was selected by the National Academy of Sciences to receive the 2015 Cozzarelli Prize!!! The paper won the category of "Engineering and Applied Sciences", and is one of six in PNAS to receive this distinction for 2015. The prize is awarded for outstanding scientific excellence and originality. Official news release, and paper details and media coverage.
(Nov 2015) PNAS article on zipper-coupled origami tubes continues to attract news. New stories appear in ASCE's Civil Engineering magazine, Georgia Tech Research Horizons Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. See all news stories here.
(Nov 2015) Evgueni presents invited lecture at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) Materials and Manufacturing Theme Seminar, Urbana, IL. See the abstract and watch video recording of the full talk.
(Oct 2015) Evgueni attends the Society of Engineering Science 52nd Annual Technical Meeting, at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. Evgueni presented two lectures, and one poster at the conference.
(Oct 2015) Evgueni gives Seismic Design Lecture. The lecture to the UIUC EERI Student Chapter discussed fundamentals of structural dynamics and seismic analysis and prepared undergraduate students for the seismic design competition.
(Sept 2015) Evgueni gives Origami lecture at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech. The invited lecture entitled "Origami Tube Structures with Reconfigurable Geometry and Tunable Stiffness" discussed recent research on zipper-tubes as well as practical applications and future research for origami.
(March 2015) Evgueni presents at American Physical Society March Meeting 2015 in San Antonio, TX. The conference presentation showed recent results on analytical methods for origami and coupled Miura-ori origami tubes.
(Aug 2014) Evgueni returns from NSF GROW program in Japan. As part of the NSF GRFP, NSF GROW, and JSPS Fellowships, Evgueni spent six months as a visiting scholar at Prof T. Tachi's Origami Lab in the University of Tokyo.
(Aug 2014) Evgueni presents at the 6th International Meeting on Origami in Science, Mathematics and Education (6OSME) in Tokyo, Japan. The presentation discussed new ideas on analysis and optimization of origami using a simplified bar and hinge model.
(2013) Story about Evgueni Published in UIUC CEE magazine. The story (pg. 14) discusses Evgueni's master's research and fellowships that he received from the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at UIUC.
(Fall 2013) Evgueni teaches CEE 360 Structural Engineering Class. As the lead instructor of the junior level class of 112 students, Evgueni taught on topics of structural theory, analysis, and design. See course info.
(May 2013) Evgueni presents at the World Congress on Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization in Orlando, FL. The conference presentation showed new multiresolution polygonal elements that can use intermediate densities for more efficient topology optimization.
(April 2013) Evgueni awarded Mavis (MF3) Fellowship for a second time. The Mavis fellowship involves a thorough training program for students that have potential to make significant contributions to engineering research, education, and service.
(Aug 2013) Evgueni presents at the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) conference in Evanston, IL. The presentation discussed new research on topology optimization for structural dynamics that uses multiresolution polygonal elements.