Xin Ning's foldable and deployable structures

Xin Ning's foldable and deployable structures

On the left, an orange foldable cylinder is expanded out. A white square highlights a section of the cylinder. On the right, the square shows a microchip embedded in the cylinder.

Xin Ning, an assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, develops foldable and deployable structures, such as the cylindrical structure (left), with multifunctional electronics as a functional skin (zoomed-in view on the right).

IMAGE: Xin Ning, Penn State