Research Team Receives Grant from U.S. Army Research Office for 4D Printing

A team of three researchers from University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School  of Engineering, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the University of Illinois received a $855,000 grant from the U.S. Army Research Office to take advance 3D printing further.

The team hopes to develop 4D materials that can exhibit behavior changes over time. The team will utilize their expertise to manipulate materials and nano and micro levels in order to manufacture materials through 3D printing that can modify their structures over time at the macro level. The research is using responsive filters embedded within a stimuli-responsive hydrogel and will open new ways for manufacturing next generation smart sensors, coatings, textiles and structural components.

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