Date of Award

Spring 5-2018

Embargo Period

5-16-2018

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisor(s)

Carmel Majidi

Abstract

Progress in the fields of wearable computing, soft robotics and bio hybrid engineering depend on new classes of soft multifunctional materials that match the mechanical properties of soft biological tissue and possess high toughness, while having metal-like electrical and thermal properties.

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