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Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design
School of Engineering and Built Environment
Griffith University
Gold Coast QLD, Australia

Science is what we understand well enough to explain to a computer, Art is all the rest. - Donald Knuth

Comparison of full-field FE with Direct FE² for 3D-printed PLA tensile coupons

About Auxetics Lab

We are a research group with the Advanced Design Prototyping Technologies Institute (ADaPT) at Griffith University. We are interested in developing novel high-performance composite and auxetic materials. We try to adopt and extend computational approaches to simulate the material behaviour and improve our understanding.


We aim to leverage the technology in high-performance materials to improve the quality of human life, develop the industry, and contribute to the Australian economy. We envision high-quality products that are supported by state-of-the-art research to diminish the gap between industry and academia.

Research Focus

Our focus is on developing energy dissipating devices using novel high-performance composite and auxetic materials. We use Industry 4.0 technologies such as additive manufacturing and artificial intelligence to improve the quality of our designs. Our current focus is improving the energy-absorbing characteristics of multi-layer structures.

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Our team has several dedicated team members who collaborate with national and international researchers and industries. Most of our national collaborators are members of Griffith Aerospace.

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