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Department of Engineering

Dr Fan Feng


Research Associate in the Theoretical and Computational Mechanics of Liquid Crystal Elastomers and Glasses

Academic Division: Mechanics, Materials and Design

Research group: Applied Mechanics

Telephone: +44 1223 48525


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Research interests

Problems in solid mechanics, applied mathematics and materials science: martensitic phase transformation, origami and kirigami design, liquid crystal elastomers, isometry groups, differential geometry, elastic instability, soft robotics.

Select publications:

F. Feng, D. Duffy, M. Warner, and J.S. Biggins, Interfacial metric mechanics: stitching patterns of shape change in active sheets. Proceedings of the Royal Society A 478 (2262), 20220230, 2022

X. Dang, F. Feng, H. Duan, and J. Wang. Theorem on the Compatibility of Spherical Kirigami Tessellations. Physical Review Letters 128 (3), 035501, 2022

F. Feng, J.S. Biggins, and M. Warner. Evolving, complex topography from combining centers of Gaussian curvature. Physical Review E 102 (1), 013003, 2020

F. Feng, X. Dang, R.D. James, and P. Plucinsky. The designs and deformations of rigidly and flat-foldable quadrilateral mesh origami. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 104018, 2020

F. Feng, P. Plucinsky, and R.D. James. Phase transformations and compatibility in helical structures. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 131, 74-95, 2019

F. Feng, P. Plucinsky, and R.D. James. Helical Miura origami. Physical Review E 101 (3), 033002, 2020

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