dr. C.J.M. (Corentin) Coulais

  • Faculty of Science
    Van der Waals-Zeeman Instituut
  • Visiting address
    Science Park A
    Science Park 904  Room number: C4.245
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  94485
    1090 GL  Amsterdam
  • C.J.M.Coulais@uva.nl
    T: 0205257224

The Machine Materials Laboratory focuses on the understanding of the physics of soft structured active materials. The goal is to develop the physics of Machine Materials, i.e. artificial materials which combine microstructure and out-of-equilibrium processes to interact with their environment in a programmable fashion

Shape Changing Aperiodic Metamaterials

Topological One-way Metamaterial

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We are currently seeking brilliant and highly motivated M.Sc. students, Ph.D. candidates and post-docs to join our laboratory. If you believe to be an exceptional candidate and have interests in soft matter, soft mechanics or metamaterials, feel free to contact Dr Coulais.


  • Coulais, C. (2017). As the extension, so the twist: Artificial internal structures blur the boundary between materials and machines. Science, 358(6366), 994-995. DOI: 10.1126/science.aaq0818  [details] 
  • Lubbers, L. A., van Hecke, M., & Coulais, C. (2017). A nonlinear beam model to describe the postbuckling of wide neo-Hookean beams. JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICS AND PHYSICS OF SOLIDS, 106, 191-206. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmps.2017.06.001  [details] 
  • Coulais, C., Sounas, D., & Alù, A. (2017). Static non-reciprocity in mechanical metamaterials. Nature, 542(7642), 461-464. DOI: 10.1038/nature21044  [details] 
  • Waitukaitis, S. R., Zuiderwijk, A., Souslov, A., Coulais, C., & van Hecke, M. (2017). Coupling the Leidenfrost effect and elastic deformations to power sustained bouncing. Nature Physics, 13, 1095-1099. DOI: 10.1038/NPHYS4194  [details] 
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