The Adaptive Structures & Material Systems (ASMS) Group is primarily concerned with adaptive structures consisting of smart materials with characteristics that can change in response to internal and external stimulation. The ASMS participates-in and co-sponsors several technical conferences, awards and discipline related service activities and outreach.
Please contact the chair to become a member.

SPIE 2015 Smart Structures/NDE Conference will be held 8-12 March 2015 at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center in San Diego, California: see details
ASME 2015 Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems (SMASIS2015) Conference will be held in September - Location to be finalized: see details
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  Ephrahim Garcia (1963 - 2014)

Professor Ephrahim Garcia will be missed by all who know him personally and by those who know him through his academic work.

Obituary by Isaac Garcia
Dr. Garcia's Webpage
Cornell Daily Sun Article

The ASMS group is honored to announce the "Ephrahim Garcia Best Paper Award" which has been established in memory of Professor Garcia's extraordinary contributions in scholarship, education, and service to the field of smart materials and adaptive structures.

  Garcia Best Paper Award

The ASMS group is currently accepting nominations for the "Ephrahim Garcia Best Paper Award". The award will go to a top journal paper published in the field of smart material inspired actuators and morphing structures. Criteria for judging will also include participation of graduate students, diversity, and mechatronics based research. This paper can be any paper published in a peer reviewed journal over the previous calendar year (e.g., any journal paper published in 2014 is eligible for the 2015 Garcia Best Paper Award). The deadline for submitting nominations is 01/15/2015. The prize consists of an ASME certificate and a $500.00 award. The award will be announced at the 2015 SPIE Smart Materials/NDE conference and the official certificate and award will be presented at the 2015 ASME SMASIS conference. Nominations should be submitted to Professor Chris Lynch ( Please enter "Garcia Best Paper Award" in the subject line of the nomination e-mail. Please direct any further questions or concerns to Dr. Mohammed F. Daqaq (

  Next Meeting

ASMS Meeting at the SPIE 2015 Smart Structures/NDE Conference.
The meeting date, location and agenda will be posted soon.

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  Recent Activities

  • ASMS Meeting at SMASIS 2014, September 8th at 7:00pm in Salon I/II
  • ASMS Meeting at SPIE SS/NDE 2014, March 11th at 7:00pm in Windsor Hampton Room
  • ASMS Meeting at SMASIS 2013, September 16th at 7:30pm in Ballrooms 2 & 3
  • ASMS Meeting at SPIE SS/NDE 2013, March 12th at 7:00pm in Windsor Hampton Room
  • SPIE/ASME 2013 Best Student Paper Contest