2.002 Design Challenge featured on MIT News
The 2.002 Design Challenge introduced by the Portela Research Group provided a unique opportunity for undergrads to dive into the world of architected materials.
Somu wins the Best Poster Award at SES 2022
Somayajulu Dhulipala won the Best Poster Award in the category of Solids and Structures at SES 2022 held at Texas A&M University, College Station.
Dr. James Surjadi joins the group
Dr. James Surjadi joined the Portela Group as a Postdoctoral Associate.
Dr. Molly Carton joins the group
Dr. Molly Carton joined the Portela Group as a Postdoctoral Associate.
Portela groups adds 3 new grad students
The Portela group is happy to welcome Michael, Sam and Andrew to the group.
Somayajulu Dhulipala and Rachel Sun awarded the MathWorks fellowship 2022
Congratulations to our grad students Somayajulu Dhulipala and Rachel Sun for being selected as MathWorks fellows for 2022.
Carlos Portela recognized as ‘2022 MIT Technology Review: 35 innovators under 35’
Prof. Carlos Portela has been recognized as one of the innovators in the category of Materials Science in the MIT Technological Review 2022: 35 innovators under 35.
Our research is featured by MIT ILP
MIT's Industry Liaison Program (ILP) features our research on their front page.Link to full storyLink to video
We receive the 2022 NSF CAREER Award!
We are honored to receive the CAREER award from the Mechanics of Materials and Structures (MoMS) program, to continue our explorations on the mechanics of self-architected materials.
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!