Welcome to the Center for Intelligent Material Systems and Structures (CIMSS).
CIMSS is a research center in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Virginia Tech, and is located on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. CIMSS is composed of faculty, staff, postdoctoral researchers, doctoral and masters students, undergraduate students, and visiting scholars.
Dr. Daniel J. Inman has been the Director of CIMSS since 1997. He is also the George R. Goodson Professor of Mechanical Engineering.
CIMSS currently has many active projects in structural dynamics, structural health monitoring, energy harvesting, and applications of materials science for smart materials and structures.