The faculty of RWTH Aachen University in Germany nominated CMR professor Larry Howell to receive the Theodore von Kármán Fellowship. The fellowship funded an ERS International guest stay in Aachen Germany for a week in October, 2013. As part of the visit, Prof. Howell gave a presentation entitled “Opportunities and Challenges of Folding” as the opening speech at the “Fold-In” workshop at the Rolduc Abbey in Kerkrade, The Netherlands. Professor Howell also gave a guest lecture at RWTH Aachen University entitled “Origami-Inspired Applications of Compliant Mechanisms” and led a hands-on workshop “Origami-Adapted Compliant Mechanisms”. The visit also included personal interactions with researchers in Mechanical Engineering, Architecture, Textile Engineering, and Mathematics.
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