PRISM and EE graduate student Noah Jafferis working with PRISM Profs. Jim Sturm and Howard Stone have used integrated piezoelectric actuators and sensors to demonstrate the propulsive force produced by controllable transverse traveling waves in a thin plastic sheet suspended in air above a flat surface, thus confirming the physical basis for a “flying” carpet near a horizontal surface.
Archive – October 2011
Prof. Robert Cava is the recipient of the 2012 James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials. The prize was established in 1997, and is endowed by IBM, to recognize and encourage outstanding achievement in the science and application of new materials.