David Schwarz

David Schwarz

Doctoral Researcher

Research Area C

Cluster of Excellence livMatS @ FIT – Freiburg Center for Interactive Materials and Bioinspired Technologies



The aim of my research is to embed chemical-filled capsules in mechanical metamaterials. Under specific mechanical stimuli, the metamaterial will fail in a targeted way, releasing the encapsulated chemicals. Subsequently, new functionalities will be enabled, such as conditional fissure closure, abscission, or visualisation of the mechanical loading history. This can increase longevity or enable adaptivity in novel materials.

First supervisor

Dr. Viacheslav Slesarenko