News

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.

We installed our Nanoscribe PPGT2!

The Portela Group is happy to announce that we have received and installed our Nanoscribe tool in state-of-the-art facilities at MIT.nano. We look forward to exploring new architectures with this tool.

Somu joins our group

Somayajulu Dhulipala has just joined the Portela Group. He has successfully completed his master's thesis at MIT MechE and will be exploring experimental and computational aspects of self-assembled architected materials.

Thomas joins our group

Thomas Butruille has joined the Portela Group after graduating from UIUC. He will be exploring the mechanical response of architected materials under extreme dynamic conditions.