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An interdisciplinary biomechanical investigation of insect cuticle

Project coordinator(s)

Prof. David Taylor
Tel: +353 1 896 1703

Research Staff

Dr. Jan-Henning Dirks
Tel: 01 8961464


Insect cuticle is a natural composite material, well known for its fascinating mechanical properties. The aim of this project is to understand how this material achieves its toughness and resists stress concentrations and buckling.

Funding Body

Empower IRCSET Postdoctoral Fellowship

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