Timeline

Graduated from the Fab Academy

1 August 2017

Graduated from the Fab Academy

Denis Terwagne has just been graduated from the 5 months Fab Academy Digital Fabrication Program. This program initiated by Neil Gershenfeld of MIT’s Center For Bits and Atoms and based on MIT’s rapid prototyping course: How to Make (Almost) Anything…

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Event : Fascination of plant day

13 May 2017

Event : Fascination of plant day

On the WE of the 13th and 14th of May 2017, for the fourth international Fascination of Plants Day, our lab organized in collaboration with the physics experimentarium of ULB and the ULB botanical garden, Jardin Massart, an exhibition on the…

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Welcome to Pierre-Brice Bintein

1 May 2017

Welcome to  Pierre-Brice Bintein

Pierre-Brice Bintein has joined the lab as a postdoc and will work on a project entitled “Biomimetic Fog Nets” interacting with an interdisciplinary network and our project partners from the GRASP at the University of Liège.

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Event : Opening of the Brussels Science Film Festival

20 March 2017

Event : Opening of the Brussels Science Film Festival

On the 20 March 2017, Victor Levy and Denis Terwagne are commenting the movie at the opening of the “Festival du Film Scientifique de Bruxelles FFSB 2017”. We will also share our experience about the new interdisciplinary class, Digital Fabrication Studio,…

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Event : At the national science festival, Playful Science

22 October 2016

Event : At the national science festival, Playful Science

We are participating to the national Science festival Playful Science 10 organized by Science on Stage on the 22nd of october 2016. Science et Culture and Hervé Caps from the University of Liège and Denis Terwagne from the Université Libre de…

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Conf : First Mecamolle meeting

12 October 2016

We are organizing our first Mecamolle meeting on the 12/10/2016 at the University of Liège thanks to our new FNRS Belgian Soft Matter network. Martin Van Hecke will give a invited talk entitled « Combinatorial Design of Textured Mechanical Metamaterials »….

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Conf: “The Fold”

20 September 2016

Denis Terwagne and his colleague from the faculty of architecture, David Erkan and Victor Levy, will participate to “The Fold” multidisciplinary conference organized by EnsAD and ESCPI in Paris on the 20-21 of September 2016. The aim of the conference…

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Conf : MicroMast 2016

5 September 2016

Conf : MicroMast 2016

Our Belgian colleagues from the MicroMast group are organizing the “first international conference on multi-scale applications of surface tension” in Brussels on the 5-8 September 2016 (website). Our group will participate at the conference. One of our Ph. D student, Jehan…

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We are setting up a new Soft Matter network in Belgium

1 August 2016

As the soft matter community is well represented in the french-speaking Belgium, we are setting up a research network”groupe de contact FNRS” thanks to our National Science Foundation. The goal of this network is to organize meetings and ease the mobility of…

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Conférence grand public – la physique au royaume végétal

9 March 2016

Conférence grand public – la physique au royaume végétal

A l’occasion du printemps des sciences 2016, nous donnerons, avec Hervé Caps (ULg), une conférence sur “la physique au royaume végétal”. Bienvenue à tous ! Lien web

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Paper : Wrinkling on a cylinder in JMPS

18 February 2016

Our  paper in collaboration with R. Lagrange, F. Lopez Jimenez, M. Brojan and P. M. Reis, “From wrinkling to global buckling of a ring on a curved substrate” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of…

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Congratulations to Jehan Charlier and Jérémy Segers

26 June 2015

Congratulations to Jeremy and Jehan who did their master thesis in our lab and have succeeded successfully and who have now completed their Master in  Physics degree! Best of luck in the future.

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Paper in Nature Materials on the wrinkling on curved surfaces

2 February 2015

Paper in Nature Materials on the wrinkling on curved surfaces

Our paper on the “Curvature-induced symmetry breaking determines elastic surface patterns” has just been published online in Nature Materials ! The wrinkling morphologies of our curved elastic bilayer materials are further analyzed in collaboration with a team from the Math department of MIT. The pattern…

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Paper in PNAS : Wrinkling crystallography on spherical surfaces

6 January 2015

Paper in PNAS : Wrinkling crystallography on spherical surfaces

Our paper on the “Wrinkling crystallography on spherical surfaces” has just been published in PNAS ! Curved crystals cannot comprise hexagons alone; additional defects are required by both topology and energetics that depend on the system size. Treating dimples, generated through curved…

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Welcome to Guillaume Tillema

1 October 2014

Guillaume Tillema is joining the lab today and starts a Ph.D thesis in collaboration with the School of Engineering (ULB).

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Welcome to Axel Cornu

1 September 2014

Axel Cornu with a bachelor in electronics from the Haute Ecole de la Ville de Liège joined the lab to assist in its development. The TrioS.lab team has literally doubled in size today !

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Our very first lab equipment: A 3D printer

15 August 2014

Here is the very first equipment of the lab: a brand new 3D printer. This novel digital fabrication tool is an invaluable an central tool in our lab to help us design very precise and frugal experiments.

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Buckling of a rod in a matrix in Soft Mattter

27 June 2014

Buckling of a rod in a matrix in Soft Mattter

Our paper on the “Buckling of an elastic rod embedded on an elastomeric matrix: planar vs. non-planar configurations“has just been published in Soft Matter journal. [html, pdf] Read more

We are on MIT front page

24 June 2014

We are on MIT front page

Today, our work on Smart Morphable Surfaces (Smorphs) is on MIT front page. Here is a link to the full story.

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Paper in Advanced Materials on Smart Morphable Surfaces

23 June 2014

Paper in Advanced Materials on Smart Morphable Surfaces

Our paper on the “Smart Morphable Surfaces for Aerodynamic Drag Control” has just been published online in Advanced Materials.  [html, pdf] Read more

Let’s start the highlights !

1 June 2014

3… 2… 1… Let’s start the highlights page ! We will regularly post news on the lab, (our) publications announcements and also links to the press when advertising our work ! Hope you’ll enjoy surfing on our pages… Denis Terwagne

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