focuses on understanding mechanics of architected resilient infrastructure materials and structures inspired by nature and enabled by advanced manufacturing processes.
The world's growing population and climate change assert the need for scientific advancements for design and manufacturing of resilient and ecologically viable infrastructure.
The Architected Materials and Additive Manufacturing (AM2) Lab at Princeton University is a multi-disciplined research group addressing the need for better civil infrastructure. The group is motivated by intellectual challenges involved in addressing civil infrastructure problems. The main focus of our group centers on understanding and controlling the fracture mechanics of new bio-inspired and architected infrastructure materials such as concrete. We advance the automated robotic manufacturing processes such as that leverage new possibilities in design of new functional materials. We emphasize on holistically improving fundamental mechanical and functional (thermal, water uptake) properties of brittle and quasi-brittle cementitious materials by design and processing, and develop ways to reduce materials use that can be scaled up toward resilient applications in the civil engineering.
The Moini Lab is looking for motivated students and postdocs to join the lab.