Yusuke Sakai

Since ancient times, human beings have fully utilized their creativity and embodied their unique imaginations. The development of computers and computational technology has accelerated human creativity and enabled us to design various structures, including architecture and mechanics.
Motivated by the idea of " How can we realize imagination?" My research field is computational morphogenesis, which is the study of forms and mechanical properties of structures. In particular, I'm interested in the engineering performance of ones with exotic mechanical properties that go beyond human intuition, such as metamaterials. Through the design of structures that harmonize the natural context of human life and culture, I aim to achieve my lifelong research goal --- Beyond Mechanical Properties: The creation of unprecedented and innovative structures that cannot be generated by existing structural systems.

Form finding / Architecture / Metamaterials / Active Bending / Compliant Mechanisms / Beyond Mechanical Properties