Stephan Rudykh was a postdoctoral scholar in Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2012 – 2014). He received his Ph.D. from Ben-Gurion University in 2012. Stephan Rudykh was a visiting graduate student at Harvard University in 2011. He was a visiting graduate student at Caltech in 2009. He gained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Saint-Petersburg State Polytechnical University (2002, 2004). Stephan Rudykh joined the Technion in July 2014.
- Mechanics of Nonlinear Composites
- Active Materials
- Wave propagation
- Soft Matter
- Bio-inspired materials
Dr. Rudykh research bridges the gap between material microstructures and macroscopic properties. Stephan actively utilizes the design rules observed in nature to develop bio-inspired materials with a large variety of functionalities. Dr. Rudykh research profile includes the area of active materials for artificial muscles, actuators, sensors, and soft robotics; bio-inspired flexible armor; acoustic metamaterials; and light-weight composites with extreme mechanical properties. Dr. Rudykh uses a mix of theory, simulations and experiments involving advanced 3D printing techniques.
- S. Rudykh and M.C. Boyce, Transforming Wave Propagation in Layered Media via Instability-induced Wrinkling Interfacial Layer. Physical Review Letters 112, 034301 (2014)
- S. Rudykh, K. Bhattacharya and G. deBotton, Multiscale Instabilities in Soft Heterogeneous Dielectric Elastomers. Proceedings of the Royal Society A 470, 20130618 (2014)
- S. Rudykh and M.C. Boyce, Analysis of elasmoid fish imbricated layered scale-tissue systems and their bio-inspired analogues at finite strains and bending. IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics doi:10.1093/imamat/hxu005 (2014)
- S. Rudykh, A. Lewinstein, G. Uner and G. deBotton, Analysis of Microstructural Induced Enhancement of Electromechanical Coupling in Soft Dielectrics. Applied Physics Letters 102, 151905 (2013)
- Y. Li, N. Kaynia, S. Rudykh and M. C. Boyce, Wrinkling of Interfacial Layers in Stratiﬁed Composites. Advanced Engineering Materials, 15 (10), 921–926 (2013)
- S. Rudykh and K. Bertoldi, Stability of Anisotropic Magnetorheological Elastomers in Finite Deformations: A Micromechanical Approach. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 61, 949–967 (2013)
- S. Rudykh, K. Bhattacharya and G. deBotton, Snap-through Actuation of Thick-wall Electroactive Balloons. International Journal of Nonlinear Mechanics, 47, 206–209 (2012)
- S. Rudykh and G. deBotton, Instabilities of Hyperelastic Fiber Composites: Micromechanical Versus Numerical Analyses. Journal of Elasticity 106, 123–147 (2012)
- S. Rudykh and G. deBotton, Stability of Anisotropic Electroactive Polymers with Application to Layered Media. Z. Angew. Math. Phys.(ZAMP) 62, 1131–1142 (2011)