Rachel joins our group

Rachel Sun has joined the Portela Group after graduating from Caltech, a brief internship at Tesla, and receiving the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship! She will be exploring the mechanics and fabrication of reconfigurable metamaterials. Welcome, Rachel!
Somu experiences Zero-G

Somu experiences Zero-G

Very happy to see our students pursue their passion! Pictured is our very own Somu Dhulipala on his long-awaited Zero-G flight. Way to go!

Dr. Yun Kai joins our group

Dr. Kai has joined the Portela Group as a Postdoctoral Associate. He will apply his ultrafast optics expertise to study the mechanical response of architected materials fabricated in our group.