Soft matter; fluid and solid mechanics; origami metamaterials; behavioral biology
Current Research Interest
Cartilage mechanics and biology; mechanics and neuroscience of insect flight; colloid science; shear thickening materials; mechanical properties of colloidal glasses, gels, and crystals; human coordination and emergent behaviors in dance; plant growth; population dynamics
Forum for Outreach and Engagement of the Public, Chair
Weizmann Institute Braginsky Fellowship
Weizmann Institute Feinberg Fellowship
National Science Foundation CAREER Award
Marilyn Emmons Williams Award
Lin, Neil Y.C., Christopher Ness, Michael E. Cates, Jin Sun, and Itai Cohen. “Tunable Shear Thickening in Suspensions.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 113, no. 39 (2016): 10774-10778.
Silverberg, Jesse L., Arthur A. Evans, Lauren McLeod, Ryan C. Hayward, Thomas C. Hull, Chris D. Santangelo, and Itai Cohen. “Using Origami Design Principles to Fold Reprogrammable Mechanical Metamaterials.” Science 345, no. 6197 (2014): 647-650.
Cornell Research Website Article
The Fun—and Merit—of Collaborative Physics