Martin van Hecke elected APS fellow

Published on October 21, 2021
Category Mechanical Metamaterials

Metamaterials researcher Martin van Hecke has been elected American Physical Society (APS) fellow, an honour exclusive to only half a percent of the society’s members.
The Soft Matter Division of the American Physical Society elected Van Hecke ‘For leading work in the field of jammed and disordered systems, and for pioneering the field of programmable mechanical metamaterials.

Van Hecke has been honored for his full research career. His group Mechanical Metamaterials, both at AMOLF and at Leiden University, investigates flexible, patterned materials that acquire properties by rational design, including metamaterials that can shift shape, can be programmed, and process information.