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Dr. Ehsan H.

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English, Persian

Research Areas

Dielectric Elastomers, Electro-active Polymers, Soft Actuators, Computational Mechanics, Nanomechanics, Soft Robotics

My research's aim is to develop integrated electromechanical devices that can provide reprogrammable shape-morphing actuations. To that end, I am currently focused on three topics:

1. Reconfigurable shape-morphing dielectric elastomers that can change their shape in response to a high-voltage electric signal. I develop analysis and design tools for shape-morphing elastomers (forward and inverse problems) and work on their fabrication and optimization.

2. Integration of the control elements for shape-morphing dielectric elastomers. These integrated control elements must be soft, easily patternable and integratable, and operate under high-voltage low-current conditions.

3. Creating novel devices using these reprogrammable electro-mechanical shape-morphing actuators, such as shape-morphing airfoils, optical elements, and wearable haptic displays.