News Archives - Pasini Group

PNAS featured Bistable Auxetics

Our work on Bistable Auxetics inspired by ancient geometric motifs along with recent advances in the emerging field of Mechanical Metamaterials is featured in PNAS.

“Durable Bistable Auxetics Made of Rigid Solids” featured in the MRS Bulletin

Our paper on Durable Bistable Auxetics made of rigid solids is featured in the Journal of Material Research and in the MRS Bulletin

2017 award from the Journal of Orthopaedic Research

We received the 2017 Award for “Excellence in Basic, Clinical, and Translational Science” from the Journal of Orthopaedic Research

EngInE Innovation Fellowship Award

We won the inaugural EngInE Innovation Fellowship Award for our technology on bone replacement implants

Soft Matter Cover

Another article of Pardis on architected surface patterns in liquid crystal membranes is featured as Cover of Soft Matter

Kazem Fayazbakhsh appointment

Kazem is now Assistant Professor in the Department of Aerospace at Ryerson University.

Bistable Auxetics Featured in PhysicsWorld

Our work is featured in the August 2017 issue of PhysicsWorld.

Soft Matter Cover

Pardis’ paper on Surface Patterns in Liquid Crystal Membranes is featured as Cover of Soft Matter

Our hip implant in the news

Towards better hip replacements

Our work on BBC News

Islamic art inspires stretchy, switchable materials.

Advanced Materials Frontispiece

Our paper on Snapping Mechanical Metamaterials is featured as a Frontispiece in Advanced Materials.

Research Highlight in Nature Materials

Our paper on “Snapping Mechanical Metamaterials under Tension” published in Advanced Materials is featured as a Research Highlight in Nature Materials.

Research Highlight in AIP News

Our paper on “Tunable nano-wrinkling of chiral surfaces: Structure and diffraction optics” published in The Journal of Chemical Physics is featured in an AIP Publishing News article entitled Understanding Nature’s Most Striking Colors.

The Journal of Chemical Physics Cover

Our work on “Tunable nano-wrinkling of chiral surfaces: Structure and diffraction optics” featured on the cover of The Journal of Chemical Physics. Congratulations Pardis!

1st place at McGill Dobson Cup

Our group won the 1st place prize at the 2015 McGill Dobson Cup Start-UP Competition.

Mostafa El Sayed Appointment

We are glad to announce that in August 2015 Mostafa El Sayed, our former PhD student (2007-2010), has been appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Carleton University.

William and Rhea Seath Award

The William and Rhea Seath 2014-2015 Award for innovative research is awarded to Prof. Pasini, Sajad Arabnejad, Burnett Johnston and Dr. Michael Tanzer, MD (Department of Surgery).

Hamid Akbarzadeh Appointment

Congratulation to Hamid Akbarzadeh, our former PostDoctoral fellow (2013-2015), for being appointed Assistant Professor of the Department of Bioresource Engineering at McGill as of August 2015!