Geometry of Materials
Programmable matter
Mechanical metamaterials
4D Printing
Geometry and topology of fabrics
Klein's quartic curve quilt
Geometry of leaves

Welcome to the Matsumoto Group Homepage!

Our research focuses on the geometry and topology of soft materials, in particular the effects of nonlinear elasticity on emergent structural and mechanical properties in complex systems. This encompasses a broad class of systems in several fields, from soft condensed matter physics to materials science to mechanical and biomedical engineering, with problems including programmable matter, pattern formation and elastic instabilities and the structure of membranes and interfaces.


Knitting in the news

Presentations at the 2019 APS March Meeting in Boston, MA led to media interest in our knitting work and the following articles:

Interested in non-euclidean spaces? Try them here!

Ever wondered what it would be like to walk around in curved space? Well now you can! Andrea Hawksley, Vi Hart, Sabetta Matsumoto and Henry Segerman have just launched H³ and H²×E as VR simulators of three-dimensional hyperbolic space and two-dimensional hyperbolic space cross the euclidean line.