Intelligent Acoustic Metamaterials
Metamaterials are architected structures that exhibit exotic effective properties, such as negative dynamic mass or negative dynamic stiffness. These exotic properties dramatically change the ways that energy propagates through the metamaterial, allowing waves to be blocked, filtered, or redirected in a designed way. This research aims to develop active, intelligent metamaterial systems with reconfigurable and self-adapting effective properties. These systems have significant applications in vibration control, sensing, and healthcare, among others.