News/Awards

  • September 12, 2022: Tol Research Group contributes to the 2022 SMASIS (Dearborn, MI) with three technical presentations.
  • August 29, 2022: Tol Research Group welcomes new graduate students Yashasvi Shanker Sharma and Anindya Karmakar. Welcome!
  • August 15, 2022: Tol Research Group contributes to the 2022 IDETC (St. Louis, MO) with two technical presentations.
  • July 29, 2022: Prof. Tol and Hrishikesh host WISE GISE campers and presented the outreach module on waves, vibrations, and acoustics. Great to teach and inspire in the 3D world!
  • June 22, 2022: Prof. Tol gave an invited talk at the 19th U.S. National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNC/TAM, Austin, TX). 
  • May 25, 2022: Prof. Tol gave an invited talk at the Acoustical Society of America Meeting (Denver, C0). 
  • April 1, 2022: Tol Research Group welcomes a postdoctoral researcher Dr. Othman Oudghiri-Idrissi. Welcome!
  • March 9, 2022: Zhenkun and Yuning become the 2nd place winner in the Student Paper Competition of the 2022 SPIE Smart Structures-NDE conference. Congrats!
  • March 8, 2022: Tol Research Group contributes to the 2022 SPIE Smart Structures and NDE (Long Beach, CA) with two technical presentations.
  • February 17, 2022: Hrishikesh is awarded the Ivor K. McIvor Award from the College of Engineering. Congrats! (The award will be presented at the College Leaders and Honors Brunch during the morning of March 20, 2022.) 
  • January 17, 2022: Zhenkun and Yuning’s collaborative paper is the one of the six finalists of the Student Paper Competition of the 2022 SPIE Smart Structures-NDE conference (6-9 March 2022, Long Beach, California). Good luck!
  • October 28, 2021: Tol Research Group contributes to the 2021 IMECE Virtual with two technical presentations.
  • September 30, 2021: Tol Research Group is awarded a DARPA grant titled “In-Space Design Technologies Integrated with Novel Metamaterials for High-Precision Future Structures” (PI: Prof. Serife Tol, co-PIs: Profs. Ellen M. Arruda, Xiaoming Mao, Anthony M. Waas, Total award to UM: $1,462,397). 
  • August 30, 2022: Tol Research Group welcomes a new graduate student Wei-Chun Lu. Welcome!
  • August 16, 2021: Tol Research Group contributes to the 2021 IDETC Virtual with two technical presentations and a technical paper.
  • April 8, 2021: Prof. Tol gave an invited seminar at the TCVS Seminar Series organized by the Technical Committee on Vibration and Sound. 
  • March 17, 2021: Hrishikesh is awarded the prestigious Alexander Azarkhin Scholarship. Congrats! 
  • March 10, 2021: Prof. Tol gave an invited seminar in the Applied Physics Program at U-M. 
  • February 22, 2021: Tol Research Group published an article in Journal of Vibration and Acoustics. 
  • February 5, 2021: Tol Research Group contributes to the Engineering Research Symposium at U-M with two poster presentations.
  • November 12, 2020: Zhenkun passed the qualifying examination and becomes a Ph.D. Candidate. Congrats!
  • September 15, 2020: Tol Research Group contributes to the 2020 SMASIS Conference with a technical paper.
  • September 8, 2020: Hrishikesh passed the qualifying examination and becomes a Ph.D. Candidate. Congrats!
  • August 31, 2020: Tol Research Group welcomes a postdoctoral scholar, Dr. Hasan Al Ba’ba’a and a MS student Chuan Ye. Welcome!
  • August 18, 2020: Tol Research Group contributes to the 2020 IDETC Virtual with two technical papers.
  • August 6, 2020: Michigan Engineering features our recent research funded by NSF. [YouTube].  
  • August 3, 2020: Tol Research Group welcomes an undergraduate student Nadya Barghouty. Welcome!
  • July 15, 2020: Tol Research Group published an article in Applied Physics Letters. 
  • May 5, 2020: Hrishikesh becomes the 2nd place winner in the Student Paper Competition of the 2020 SPIE Smart Structures-NDE conference. Congrats!
  • April 27, 2020: Tol Research Group contributes to the 2020 SPIE Smart Structures-NDE Digital Forum with two technical papers.
  • February 1, 2020: Tol Research Group welcomes an undergraduate student Kerry Meade. Welcome!
  • November 2, 2019: Tol Research Group welcomes an undergraduate student Ziqi Wang. Welcome!
  • September 3, 2019: Tol Research Group welcomes new graduate students Zhenkun Lin and Hrishikesh Danawe. Welcome!
  • August 19, 2019: Prof. Tol gives a talk at the IDETC-CIE 2019 Conference (Anaheim, CA). 
  • August 12, 2019: Tol Research Group is awarded an NSF grant (2019-2022) titled “Reconfigurable Metasurfaces for Controlling Elastic Wavefront” (PI: Prof. Serife Tol, Total award to UM: $356,411).  
  • August 6, 2019: Tol Research Group contributes to the ISHMII conference with a technical presentation. 
  • July 3, 2019: Prof. Tol’s paper on 3D-printed phononic crystal lens for elastic wave focusing and energy harvesting has been accepted for publication in Additive Manufacturing (by Profs. Tol, Degertekin, and Erturk). 
  • June 21, 2019: Prof. Tol and Micheal host WISE GISE campers and launched a pilot outreach module. A fun-filled day!
  • June 18, 2019: Tol Research Group is awarded an NSF grant (2019-2022) titled “Collaborative Research: Conformal Gradient-Index Lenses for Ultrasonic Wave Amplification and Improved Diagnostics” (PI: Prof. Serife Tol, Total award to UM: $368,517).  
  • June 6, 2019: Prof. Tol gives a talk at the Phononics 2019 Conference (Tucson, AZ). 
  • May 10, 2019: Micheal Rose joins the lab as an undergraduate student for the summer. Welcome!
  • May 20, 2019: Prof. Tol gives a talk at the Pan-American Congress of Applied Mechanics Conference (Ann Arbor, MI).  
  • April 24, 2019: Prof. Tol has been selected as a Faculty S.O.S. Fellow. 
  • March 4, 2019: Prof. Tol gives a talk at the 2019 SPIE Smart Structures/NDE Conference (Denver, CO). 
  • January 15, 2019: Tol Research Group welcomes new graduate researchers Yongchen Tai, Kuldeep Prajapati and Logan Bolingbroke. Welcome!