|Nature produces materials with highly attractive
sets of properties which can inspire new strategies for stronger,
tougher, lighter, smarter and more sustainable engineering materials.
At the Laboratory for Advanced Materials and Bioinspiration we (1)
characterize the structure, mechanics and multi-functionalities of
natural materials, and (2) design, fabricate and test novel
high-performance engineering materials and systems inspired by nature.
Our daily activities involve micromechanics, fracture mechanics,
nonlinear and dissipative processes in materials, contact mechanics,
architectured materials, finite elements modeling, optimization,
fabrication, experimental mechanics and also a bit of biology.
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Our work is
featured in Nature and Science
bio-inspired toughened glass was selected as one of the top 10
discoveries in Quebec for 2014 by Quebec Science!
Our recent paper on a new flexible
armor is selected
as Highlight for 2014 in Bioinspiration and Biomimetics