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Origami Master Dr. Robert J. Lang Visits BYU

Dr. Robert J. Lang visited the BYU Compliant Mechanisms Research Group (CMR) on November 1 to discuss possible research collaboration in origami-inspired compliant mechanism design. He also presented as part of the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Seminar Lectures, where he displayed a mathematical approach to origami.

As an avid student of origami for more than forty years, Dr. Lang has diagrammed and catalogued more than 500 designs and is considered one of the world’s leading masters of the art. Dr. Lang received MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering and applied physics from Stanford University and California Institute of Technology. Along the way to his current career as a full-time origami artist and consultant he worked as a physicist, engineer, and R&D manager, during which time he published over 80 technical publications and 50 patents awarded and pending on semiconductor lasers, optics, and integrated optoelectronics.

To learn more about Dr. Robert Lang and his work visit