Veni grant for Corentin Coulais

Published on July 17, 2015
Category Mechanical Metamaterials

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) awarded a Veni grant to Corentin Coulais for his proposal on Aperiodic Mechanical Metamaterials. Coulais is postdoc in the group Mechanical Metamaterials. In total, 161 researchers receive a Veni grant with a maximum of 250.000 euro.

The proposal

Aperiodic mechanical metamaterials: bridging the gap between matter and machine
Mechanical metamaterials are artificial structures with extraordinary properties. However, their functionalities are intrinsically limited by their periodicity. This project aims at enhancing what metamaterials can do by making them aperiodic. Combining cutting-edge additive manufacturing techniques, desktop scale experiments and numerical optimization, this project will lead to novel materials with complex mechanical functionalities: machine materials.

About the grants
VENI grants are individual grants from NWO to promote scientific talent. Veni researchers gained their PhD no more than three years ago. They are free to choose the subject of their research. With this approach, NWO and the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science encourage curiosity-driven and innovative research. Veni is part of NWO’s Talent Scheme (Veni, Vidi and Vici) aimed at different career phases of scientists.

Read the NWO press release

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