1 Introduction and overview  
2 Structure of cellular solids  
3 Processing of cellular solids Problem Set 1 out
4 Honeycombs: In-plane behaviour  
5 Honeycombs: Out-of-plane behaviour

Problem Set 1 due

Problem Set 2 out

6 Natural honeycombs: Wood, cork  
7 Foams: Linear elasticity, strength, densification, fracture

Problem Set 2 due

Problem Set 3 out

8 Foams: Mictrostructural design, lattice materials, property charts  
9 Foams: Thermal properties Project proposal due
10-11 Trabelcular bone and osteoporosis Problem Set 3 due
12 Guest lecture: Prof. Mike Demkowicz: Nanofoams Problem Set 3 due
13 Guest lecture: Dr. Nihan Tuncer: Metal foams Problem Set 4 out
Test 1
14 Tissue engineering scaffolds: Processing and properties  
15 Tissue engineering scaffolds case study: Osteochondral scaffold Project update due
16 Cell-scaffold interactions: Attachment, morphology, contraction, migration, differentiation  
17 Applications: Energy absorption Problem Set 4 due
18 Applications: Sandwich panels Problem Set 5 out
19 Applications: Sandwich panels (cont.)  
20 Natural sandwich structures + density gradients; Hierarchical structure and mechanics of plant materials Problem Set 5 due
21 Biomimicking  
Test 2
22 Wrap up Project due