Varda Hagh

Varda Hagh
Varda Hagh they/them/theirs
  • Assistant Professor
3042 Sidney Lu Mech Engr Bldg

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  • Ph.D, Physics, Arizona State University, 2018
  • B.SC, Physics, University of Tehran, 2011

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2024 - present
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, James Franck Institute, University of Chicago, 2018-2023

Research Interests

  • Control in Mechanical Metamaterials
  • Training Soft and Biological Matter
  • Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Structures
  • Memory Formation in Matter

Selected Articles in Journals

Professional Societies

  • American Physical Society

Service on Department Committees

  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee Member

Recent Courses Taught

  • TAM 251 - Introductory Solid Mechanics

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