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Suyi Li

  • Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor
  • Clemson University
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Research interests

OrigamiPlant-Inspired ApplicationsAdaptive Structures

About

My research is directed towards developing multi-functional adaptive structures that can autonomously alter their configurations and properties in response to external stimuli or control commands. To achieve this goal, I take inspirations from various examples in nature and art, such as plants that are capable of rapid movements and the origami paper folding. The lessons from these examples guide me to exploit the intricate relationships between the system geometric forms and functionalities, and synthesize lightweight structures with tailored and adaptive mechanical properties for aerospace, architectural and many other applications.

Groups

Co-authors (19)

  • Hongbin Fang
  • Benson Truitt
  • Sahand Sadeghi

Publications (5)

  • Harnessing the anisotropic multistability of stacked-origami mechanical metamaterials for effective modulus programming

    • Sengupta S
    • Li S
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  • Anisotroipic, adaptive, and asymmetric nulti-stability from origami folding

    • Li S
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  • Asymmetric energy barrier and mechanical diode effect from folding multi-stable stacked-origami

    • Fang H
    • Wang K
    • Li S
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  • Harnessing the quasi-zero stiffness from fluidic origami for low frequency vibration isolation

    • Sadeghi S
    • Li S
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  • Multi-stability and variable stiffness of cellular solids designed based on origami patterns

    • Sengupta S
    • Li S
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Professional experience

Assistant Professor

Clemson University

February 2016 - Present

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Michigan

June 2014 - December 2015(2 years)

Graduate Student Research Assistant

University of Michigan

September 2008 - May 2014(6 years)

Education

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering

University of Michigan

September 2008 - May 2014(6 years)

Master of Science in Engineering

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania

September 2006 - September 2008(2 years)

Bachelor of Science in Engineering

University of Michigan

September 2004 - May 2006(2 years)