Photomechanical Materials Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI)

Lead PI: Ryan Hayward, University of Massachusetts Amherst
PI: Peter Palffy-Muhoray, Kent State University
PI: Kaushik Bhattacharya, California Institute of Technology
PI: Christopher Bardeen, University of California Riverside
PI: Todd Martinez, Stanford University
PI: Javier Read de Alaniz, University of California Santa Barbara

A highly interdisciplinary MURI team that brings together expertise in theory, computation, and experiment spanning multiple length and time scales and material systems to develop a fundamental understanding of how materials can be designed to effectively convert light energy into mechanical work, deformation, and changes in properties.

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