Turner Research Group



The Turner Research Group investigates problems at the nexus of mechanics, manufacturing, and materials, with a particular emphasis on research questions involving small-scale systems and interfaces. We focus on understanding the underlying mechanics and materials science of the problems that we investigate and exploit this understanding to advance the capability of existing technologies and to develop novel processes, materials, and devices. This is achieved by leveraging our core expertise in micro- and nano-systems, adhesion and fracture, experimental and computational mechanics, and advanced manufacturing. Ongoing projects include structured surfaces and materials with unique adhesion and fracture behavior, additive manufacturing of cellulose nanomaterials, soft robotic grasping, nanocomposites, and manufacturing processes for flexible hybrid electronics and sensors.

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