2016 News

7/12/2016

Group’s winter Holiday Party (thank you Luca and Wei-Hsun for hosting!)

2/12/2016

Congratulations Neel for defending his doctoral dissertation

10/6/2016

Congratulations to Dr. Neel Nadkarni, for receiving the Ernest E. Sechler award in Aeronautics at Caltech. The award is given to an aeronautics students who has made the most significant contribution to the teaching and research effort in Galcit. Well done Neel!

18/4/2016

Congratulations to Dr. Hayden Burgoyne for a brilliant PhD defense on Friday. Well done Hayden!

2/4/2016

Congratulations to Anton “Toni” Bauhofer (www.tonibauhofer.de ) for making it into the final round of the show “Die grössten Schweizer Talente” (dgst.srf.ch) tonight. The final round will be on April 9th, 2016. “Go Toni”!

22/3/2016

“Spark Award Finalists”. An invention by Marc Serra Garcia, Tom Reuter, Clara Beck and Prof. Chiara Daraio is among the finalists of the ETH Zurich Spark Award 2016.

21/3/2016

Professor Daraio gives the inauguration speech for the academic year 2015/16 (LINK) at the Universita' Politecnica delle Marche, Italy, her Alma Mater (in Italian).

15/2/2016

Welcome to Tuja Batbajar, new PhD Student in our group!

2015 News

14/12/2015

Congratulations to André Foehr for receiving the ETH Research Grant.

14/11/15

Congratulations to Dr. Osama R. Bilal for receiving the prestigious ETH postdoctoral fellowship!

06/11/15

Our latest artcile published on Physics Today!

01/10/15

Welcome back to Antonio Palermo, visiting PhD student from University of Bologna

29/9/15

Congratulations to Mr. Matthieu Ulrici, who did his research internship in our group for receiving the " Félicitations du jury" award from the panel of research internships at École polytechnique! The student will receive his prize during a ceremony to be held at École polytechnique on Thursday 22nd October 2015 at 10:30 am.

27/8/15

Looking forward to the Group Retreat in September 11-13!!

17/8/15

Welcome to Dr. Eleftheria Roumeli & Dr. Osama Bilal, new postdocs.

17/8/15

Welcome to Andrei Constantinescu, Guest Professor.

6/8/15

A unique 3D printing technique developed in collaboration with Disney Research is presented at SIGGRAPH 2015 in Los Angeles. Press Release!

6/7/15

Group summer party taking place on July 6th at the Zurich lake!!

25/6/15

The research on acoustic lenses in Prof. Daraio’s group has been featured in a new news article! Link!

22/6/15

Prof. Daraio is a member of the Scientific Committee of the 10th International Conference on Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials (MTDM 2016). The conference will be held from May 17th to May 20th at Arts et Métiers ParisTech in Paris, France Link!

15/6/15

Congratulations to Sebastian Krödel for his Invited Lectures on Phononics 2015!

15/6/15

Congratulations to Jan Rys for winning 2nd Prize Poster Award at the MaP Competence Center for Materials and Processes, Graduate Symposium 2015!

15/6/15

Congratulations to Wei-Hsun Lin for defending his PhD thesis!

15/6/15

Congratulations to the TapTools team for their second place in the "venture" start-up competition 2015!

1/6/15

Our research on plant nanobionic materials is highlighted on Physicstoday!

15/6/15

Welcome to Linus Haug. Intrern student.

1/6/15

Welcome to Patrizia Benzoni, visiting PhD student from the University of Brescia.

25/5/15

Welcome to Yvette Holguin, visiting PhD student.

15/5/15

Congratulations to Prof. Daraio for her Closing Plenary lecture @ Eurographics 2015, Conference of the European Association for Computer Graphics! Read paper

15/5/15

Congratulations to Marc Serra Garcia wining the 2015 ICU Award, RWB Stephens Honorable Mention Award !! Read paper

11/5/15

Welcome to Neel Nadkarni, visiting PhD student from Caltech!

4/5/15

Welcome to Francesca Grilli, visiting Master student from University of Milan.

4/5/15

Welcome to Maria Chiara Cavalli , PhD student.

1/5/15

Welcome to Anton Bauhofer, PhD student.

15/4/15

Congratulations to Raf and Prof. Daraio for publishing a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences!! Read paper

16/3/15

Welcome to Chenzhang Zhou & Matthieu Ulrici , visiting students.

2/3/15

Welcome to Arno Römmeler, PhD student.

1/3/15

Welcome to André Foehr, PhD student.

2/2/15

Welcome to Antonio Palermo, visiting PhD student from University of Bologna, ITALY.

2014 News

17/12/14

Congratulations to Joseph Lydon for defending his PhD thesis at Caltech!

28/11/14

Congratulations to Clara Beck and Tom Reuter for winning the "Pioneer Fellowship" 2014 with the Solitonik project!

15/10/14

Congratulations to Nicolas Thome for receiving the "Prix Chaire Andre Citroen" from Ecole Polytechnique, for the work done for his Bachelor Thesis at ETH Zurich, with the mentoring of Sebastian Krödel.

2/10/14

Oct. 2nd, 2014 Congratulations to Joseph Lydon, Marc Serra Garcia and Prof. Daraio for their paper "Local to extended transitions of resonant defect modes" published in PRL and selected as "PRL Editors' Suggestion".

26-28/9/14

Group retreat 2014 at Unterwasser, CH.

23/9/14

Congratulations to Thevamaran for defending his PhD thesis at Caltech!

20/9/14

Mechmat FC wins the D-MAVT soccer championship! We are the champions!!!

mechmatFC

19/9/14

Goodbye party for Thevamaran and Mythili, for their last day at ETH! Thank you for all your great work and best wishes for the new adventures!

12/9/14

Prof. Daraio gives a plenary talk at the IEEE on Analysis and Applications of Nonsmooth Systems

19/8/14

Group summer party! Pizza at the park!!

13/8/14

Prof. Daraio delivers a plenary lecture in Cambridge, UK, at the SIAM Conference On Nonlinear Waves And Coherent Structures, at Churchill College

11/7/14

Congratulations to Thevamaran Ramathasan, for receiving the 2nd prize at the BSSM Young Stress Analyst competition!

18/6/14

Congratulations to A. Leonard, F. Fraternali and Prof. Daraio for winning the 2015 M. Hetenyi Award for the having co-authored the Best Research Paper published in Experimental Mechanics in the year 2013 PDF

28/5/14

Truss Me! Competition at ETH. Read more about it on the iMechanica Blog

13/4/14

Congratulations to Solitonik for winning the Zurich Smart Start Award!

7/4/14

Welcome to Nicolas Thome, visiting us from Ecole Polytechnique

27/3/14

Congratulations to Dr. Ludovica Lattanzi for successfully defending her Ph.D!!!

17/1/14

Congratulations to Namiko and Terry for making it in Science Editor's Choice!

17/1/14

Our new nonlinear acoustic lens is on Phys.org!

2013 News

8/12/13

Prof. Daraio's talk at the SIAM Conference on Analysis of Partial Differential Equations link (Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA)

13/12/13

Traditional nonlinear holiday party at Prof. Daraio's place

7/10/13

Congratulations to Neel for passing his Candidacy exam!

12/10/13

Professor Daraio receives the Premio Gentile da Fabriano link (in italian)

23-25/9/13

Daraio group retreat @ Rigi Mountain

Daraio Group 2013 retreat photo

10/7/13

Paul Anzel received a Third Place (Honorable Mention) in the Phononics 2013 ONR Global Best Student Poster Presentation Award. Congratulations!

1/6/13

Welcome to Dominique Lorandt, our group's new administrative assistant

25/4/13

Congratulations Hayden Burgoyne for winning a NASA Graduate Research Fellowship! USA.gov

1/1/13

The Daraio Group has moved! We have relocated to the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering at ETH Zürich ETH Home page

 

2012 News

14/12/12

Nonlinear holiday party at Prof. Daraio's place

07/12/12

Congratulations to Joseph for passing his candidacy exam

04/12/12

Congratulations to Wei-Hsun for passing his candidacy exam

5-8/9/12

Daraio group retreat @ Pali Mountain

Daraio Group 2012 retreat photo

24/7/12

Professor Daraio receives a 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) at the White House Caltech Press Release, White House Press Release

12/6/12

Congratulations to Jordan for winning the Demetriades - Tsafka - Kokkalis Prize in Nanotechnology (for best thesis)

25/5/12

Our research has been featured in the NSF Highlights as "Crystals Made of Multiple Materials Have Revolutionary Behaviors" NSF Highlights

21/3/12

Ultimate frisbee game at the North Field: Daraio group vs. Astronomy

6/3/12

Congratulations to Andrea Leonard for being selected in the US representative to travel to the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting this summer

6/3/12

Congratulations to Dr. Jordan Robert Raney for successfully defending his Ph.D!!!

27/1/12

Solid Mechanics Research Symposium Symposium website

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2011 News

6/12/11

Nonlinear holiday party at Prof. Daraio's place

12/10/11

Professor Daraio has been has been named the 2012 Journal of Strain Analysis (JSA) Young Investigator Lecturer by the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM)

30/9/11

BIG DAY!
Congratulations to Terry for passing his qualifying exam,
and Congratulations to Dr. Devvrath Khatri for successfully defending his Ph.D!!!

29/9/11

Prof. Daraio has been featured in the JFK 50 Legacy gallery of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Watch the recording at JFK 50 years

24/9/11

Prof. Daraio is on the Italian Radio. Listen to the podcast (in Italian) Radio 24

8/9/11

Welcome to Luca Bonanomi, a new visiting student in our lab

6/9/11

Congratulations to Deva for passing his qualifying exam!

8/8/11

Our Acoustic Diode is on TV! Watch Nick on KTLA

8/8/11

Welcome back Prof. Fraternali and Ludovica Lattanzi

26/7/11

Congratulations to Dr. Nicholas Boechler, Dr. Georgios Theocharis and Prof. Daraio for publishing a paper in Nature Materials
Read paper

Selected Media Coverage:
Caltech
Popular Science
Futurity
GizMag
EurekAlert!
R & D Magazine
CBS Interactive

1/8/11

Prof. Daraio is co-organizing a symposium on "Dynamics of Phononic Materials and Structures", ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC) and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (CIE), August 28-31, 2011, Washington, DC, USA

15/7/11

Thanks to Dr. Jinkyu Yang for his post doctoral tenure in the group. Dr. Yang is beginning as an assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina

18/6/11

Congratulations to Paul Anzel for being awarded a NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship

6/6/11

Welcome to Namiko Yamamoto, a new post doctoral scholar in the group!

30/5/11

Prof. Daraio is co-organizing the "Phononics 2011" Conference in Santa Fe, NM

19/5/11

Congratulations to Ivan for passing his qualifying exam!

15/5/11

RAI 3 Persone. Watch the video!

1/5/11

Spring party at Prof. Daraio's place

27/4/11

Welcome to Denise Ruiz, our group's new administrative assistant

25/4/11

RAI International is shooting in our labs. Link coming soon!

22/4/11

Congratulations to Dr. Nicholas Boechler for successfully defending his Ph.D!!!

8/4/11

Welcome Maxime Verriere, visiting from Echole Polytechnique

29/3/11

Thanks to Stephane Griffiths for his post doctoral tenure in the group. Stephane is returning to France to continue his academic career

1/3/11

Welcome Wei Hsun Lin (physics) and Joseph Lydon (materials science), new graduate students joining the group

24-28/2/11

Daraio Group winter retreat @ Montecito Sequoia

Daraio Group winter retreat photo

15/2/11

Our new 3D Printer has arrived! If you are interested in using it, contact petros(at)caltech(dot)edu

19/1/11

James K. Knowles lecture and Caltech Solid Mechanics Symposium

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2010 News

21/12/10

Sound Bullets are LIVE on CNN. Watch the video!

9/12/10

'Nonlinear' Holiday Group Party at Prof. Daraio's place

18/11/10

Sound Bullets are on TV! Watch Alex on Science360

1/11/10

Thanks to Lucia Senatore, for her work on tensegrity systems during the summer

30/10/10

Prof. Daraio has been selected by Popular Science among the Brilliant 10, 2010

29/10/10

ULTIMATE CHAMPIONS!!!

Ultimate Frisbee Champions!

29/10/10

The Ultimate Challenge #3 for the Daraio vs. Greer groups, which will be happening on October 29th from 4-6pm in Grant Park. Come join us!!!

8/10/10

Congratulations to Thevamaran and Terry for passing their qualifing exams!

26/9/10

Congratulations to post docs Abha Misra (IISc Bangalore) and Alessandro Spadoni (EPFL Lousanne) for their new faculty positions!

18/9/10

Thank you Yan Bin Man, Sachith Dunatunga and Lauren Montemayor for your hard work this summer!

17/9/10

Welcome back Vincenzo Ciancia, visiting from the University of Salerno, Italy

24/8/10

Congratulations to Andrea Leonard for successfully passing her candidacy exam!

16/8/10

Welcome Prof. Fraternali and Lucia Senatore, visiting from the University of Salerno, Italy

8/8/10

Prof. Daraio is co-organizing EMI (Engineering Mechanics Institute) 2010 Conference at USC

1/7/10

Welcome Yan Bin Man, SURF student from University of Oxford!

21/6/10

Welcome Jennifer Stevenson, a new administrative assistant!

16/6/10

Welcome Sachith Dunatunga, SURF student from ME in Caltech!

5/5/10

Prof. Daraio gives a Watson Lecture

30/4/10

Congratulations to Devvrath for successfully passing his candidacy exam!

9/4/10

Congratulations to Prof. Daraio for receiving a 2010 ONR (Office of Naval Research) Young Investigator Award

6/4/10

Congratulations to Alex and Prof. Daraio for publishing a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences
Read paper

Media Coverage:
PhysOrg.com
Discovery News
Popular Science
CBS News
MSNBC
ScienceDaily
National Geographic
The Telegraph
Gizmodo Australia
The Daily Caller
Scientific American
SmartPlanet
LiveScience
EurekAlert!
The Times of India

6/4/10

Congratulations to Andrea for winning the DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship

6/4/10

Congratulations to Robert for winning the NDSEG (National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate) Fellowship

29/3/10

Welcome to Francesco Restuccia, visiting student from the University of Edinburgh, UK

29/3/10

Welcome to Thevamaran (Deva) Ramathasan, 1st year graduate student in mechanical engineering joining the group

28/1/10

Welcome to Eleftherios Gdoutos, 1st year graduate student in aeronautics joining the group

21/1/10

Welcome to Vincenzo Ciancia, visiting student from the University of Salerno, Italy

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2009 News

10/12/09

Ultimate Frisbee Challenge against the Greer's group

5/12/09

'Nonlinear' Holiday Group Party at Prof. Daraio's place

23/11/09

Welcome to Paul Anzel, 1st year graduate student in applied physics joining the group

9/11/09

Congratulations to Nick for successfully passing his candidacy exam!

9/10/09

Congratulations to Andrea and Ivan for successfully passing their quals!

30/8/09

Prof. Daraio is co-organizing a Symposium on Band Gap Materials

28/8/09

Welcome to Dr. Stephane Griffiths, new Post Doc joining the group

15/8/09

Welcome to Ludovica Lattanzi and Claudio Silvestri, visiting students from the Politecnico di Milano, Italy

4/8/09

Prof. Daraio has been selected to participate in the 2009 STS forum, Future Leaders Initiative, as one of 10 outstanding young scientists worldwide.
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1/8/09

Welcome to Dr. Duc Ngo, new Post Doc joining the group

26/7/09

Farewell/Welcome Group Party for the new, incoming and departing group members

6/7/09

Welcome to Dr. Jinkyu Yang, new Post Doc joining the group

30/6/09

Welcome back Ivan, second year graduate student in GALCIT

12/6/09

Welcome to this year SURF's students: Anna Craigs, Claudio Corallo and Yan Man

11/6/09

Congratulations to Nick Boechler for winning the Ernest E.Sechler Memorial Award in Aeronautics

1/6/09

Welcome to Robert Raney and Andrea Leonard, raising second year graduate students joining the group

6/5/09

Ultimate Frisbee Challenge against the Greer's group

30/3/09

Congratulations to Abha for making the cover page of the APS March bulletin with her work on e-beam nano-tools
Read PDF

26/2/09

Congratulations to Dev for winning the 2009 W. M. Keck Institute for Space Studies Graduate Student Fellowship

8/2/09

Farewell party for visiting Professor Fernando Fraternali, returning to the University of Salerno, Italy

1/1/09

Congratulations to Prof. Daraio for receiving an NSF Career Award

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