The vision of Dr. James E. Hubbard Jr., Morpheus Laboratory is a dynamic research facility focused on aerospace applications of smart materials and adaptive structures. Morpheus Lab has primary research facilities at NASA Langley Research Center, and secondary facilities at the University of Maryland, College Park. Office space is located at the National Institute of Aerospace. We gratefully acknowledge the lab spaces provided to us by the Advanced Materials and Processing and Structural Dynamics Branches of NASA Langley Research center.
|February, 2010: Dr. Robert Proctor, the CEO and Founder of FlexEl, tours Morpheus Lab. During the visit we discussed the new battery technology developed by FlexEl and the potential for a future cooperation bewteen Morpheus and the company.|
|January, 2010: Dr. Hubbard publishes his book titled "Spatial Filtering for the Control of Smart Strucutres". This book develops and details rigorous design methodologies and performance measures for the control of modern Smart Structures. For more information on Professor Hubbard's new book you can visit the publisher's website.|
|January, 2010: Morpheus Lab welcomes new graduate student researcher Cornelia Altenbuchner. Cornelia will be conducting research focused on creating a structural dynamic model for the ornithopters. Welcome Cornelia!|
November 2009: Morpheus Lab retires our first active ornithopter flight test platform, "Trinity." After five years of faithful service, hundreds of successful experimental flight tests and bench tests, and a few rough landings Trinity is ready to retire in style to a static display in the NIA lobby.