Ahmed Helal

Ahmed Helal
Graduate Student
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  • Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016
  • S. M. in Applied Physics (Fluid Mechanics & Soft Matter), École Polytechnique, 2009
  • S. B. in Science & Engineering, École Polytechnique, 2007

Research Interests

Rheology of complex fluids, soft matter, soft robotics, electro-rheological and magneto-rheological fluids, bio-inspired design, robotics, flow batteries, energy storage and material design, rheo-electric measurements, carbon black gels.

My research lies at the interface of design and complex fluids, and focuses on the design of different devices that couple yield stress fluids and electric fields. We are applying these design principles on various applications such as smart fluid activated valves for robotics or novel semi-solid flow batteries for energy storage.

About me

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