Water-Triggered Origami with a Polymeric Web

Amir Torbati (Inventor), Jaimee Marie Robertson (Inventor), Patrick Mather (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


A hydrophobic polymer fiber mat that folds in response to the application of water along a predetermined fold line, thereby allowing for the formation of three-dimensional objects strictly through the targeted application of water. The fiber mat is preferably formed by electrospinning a polymer, such as poly(vinyl acetate), to form mats with average fiber diameters ranging from 0.5 to 1 μm.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Patent number9,556,545
StatePublished - Sep 24 2015

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    Torbati, A., Robertson, J. M., & Mather, P. (2015). Water-Triggered Origami with a Polymeric Web. (Patent No. 9,556,545).