Gerrit Felsch

Gerrit Felsch

Doctoral researcher

Research Areas B and C

Cluster of Excellence livMatS @ FIT – Freiburg Center for Interactive Materials and Bioinspired Technologies



Reconfigurable heterogeneous mechanical metamaterials: Towards adaptivity and learning
The aim of my research is to design metamaterials with the ability to reconfigure their microstructure as a reaction to external stimuli. Materials with such properties can be widely found in nature, but were only recently made feasible in engineering through advances in 3D printing. To create these metamaterials, I will combine numerical simulations, machine learning and experiments to search for metamaterial architectures that can actively change their performance and to create an external computation agent capable of controlling this change.

First supervisor

Dr. Viacheslav Slesarenko