Bolei Deng

Assistant Professor
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Bolei Deng is an Assistant Professor at the Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Graduating with a B.S. in Engineering Mechanics from Zhejiang University in 2016, he later earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Material Science from Harvard University in 2021, under the guidance of Prof. Katia Bertoldi. Following this, he undertook a joint postdoctoral position at MIT between the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

His research primarily focuses on employing artificial intelligence for the design and optimization of mechanical metamaterials across various scales. He has a keen interest in understanding and leveraging nonlinear behaviors, including nonlinear dynamics, multistabilities, and fracture. His work spans from developing ultra-strong and tough metamaterials to innovations in robotics, mechanical computing, and physical intelligence.

  • B.S., Engineering Mechanics, Zhejiang University, 2016
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering and Material Science, Harvard University, 2021