Martin van Hecke

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Martin van Hecke is a group leader at the FOM Institute AMOLF in Amsterdam. He got his PhD in theoretical physics in 1996 at the University of Leiden. Since then he has worked on a broad range of topic in soft matter, including pattern formation and chaos, granular media, foams, rheology and jamming, combining experiments, simulations and theory. The common thread in all this works is the fascination for the emergence of complex behavior in seemingly simple systems.

In 2008 he was appointed as professor in the ‘organization of disordered media’ in Leiden, and after been awarded the Vici grant in 2011, he has refocused his research towards mechanical metamaterials, from patterned elastic media to origami. His main current fascination is the inverse problem: to design and make simple materials for which desired complex behavior emerges. Since Sept 2014 he works part-time at Amolf, running a single group at two locations and spearheading the ‘Designer Matter’ initiative.

Publications

  • Scott R. Waitukaitis, Antal Zuiderwijk, Anton Souslov, Corentin Coulais and Martin van Hecke, Coupling the Leidenfrost effect and elastic deformations to power sustained bouncing, Nature Phys. 13, 1095–1099 (2017)

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  • Katia Bertoldi, Vincenzo Vitelli, Johan Christensen and Martin van Hecke, Flexible mechanical metamaterials, Nature Rev. Mater. 2, 17066: 1-11 (2017)

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  • Luuk A. Lubbers, Martin van Hecke and Corentin Coulais, A nonlinear beam model to describe the postbuckling of wide neo-Hookean beams, J. Mech. Phys. Solids 106, 191–206 (2017)

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  • Merlijn van Deen, Brian P. Tighe and Martin van Hecke, Contact changes of sheared systems: Scaling, correlations, and mechanisms, Phys. Rev. E 94, 062905: 1-18 (2016)

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  • Bastiaan Florijn, Corentin Coulais and Martin van Hecke, Programmable mechanical metamaterials: the role of geometry, Soft Matter 12, 42: 8736-8743 (2016)

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  • Geert Wortel, Olivier Dauchot and Martin van Hecke, Criticality in Vibrated Frictional Flows at a Finite Strain Rate, Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 19: 198002: 1-5 (2016)

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  • Corentin Coulais, Eial Teomy, Koen de Reus, Yair Shokef and Martin van Hecke, Combinatorial design of textured mechanical metamaterials, Nature 535, 529–532 (2016)

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  • Scott Waitukaitis and Martin van Hecke, Origami building blocks : Generic and special four-vertices, Phys. Rev. E 93, 2: 023003: 1-8 (2016)

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  • Pedro M. Reis, Heinrich M. Jaeger and Martin van Hecke, Designer Matter : a Perspective, Extr. Mech. Lett. 5, 25-29 (2015)

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  • Erik Woldhuis, Vijayakumar Chikkadi, Merlijn van Deen, Peter Schall and Martin van Hecke, Fluctuations in Flows near Jamming, Soft Matter 11, 35: 7024-7031 (2015)

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