Elif Kurt

PhD, 1st March 2023

Elif Kurt obtained her masters degree in chemical engineering from Middle East Technical University, Turkiye. During this period, she studied liquid crystal microcapillary-based optical sensors. She is currently interested in combining the non-linear mechanics of the mechanical metamaterials with stimuli-responsive liquid crystal materials for developing new actuation strategies and design structures that can be used for metamaterials and in soft robotic applications. Fort he PhD, she will focus on to fabricate hybrid compliant materials from active/inactive components and to design structures for desired actuation. A fun fact of Elif is that she was choir member and gave concerts when she was in high school and university.


Current projects

Liquid secretion on demands

LCE Mechanical Metamaterials