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Ann Christine Sychterz

Corresponding Member
The Sychterz (SICK-tesh) Modular Adaptive Resilient Transformable Infrastructure lab


2122 Newmark Civil Engineering Building, 205 N Mathews Ave
61801 Urbana IL


Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Tucker, K. and Sychterz A.C. Experiment Analysis of Deployable Shell-Like Structures on Geosystems for Increased Tensile Resistance, Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures, 2023 (In review)

Paul, S. and Sychterz A.C., Comparison of Analytical Tensile Behavior and Measurements of Multi-Layered Randomized Architected Material for Damage-Resilience of a Tensegrity Structure, Construction and Building Materials, 2023 (In review)

Torres, J, Bejjarapu, D, Uihlein, M, Henschen, J, Shaffer, E., Garg, N, and Sychterz, A.C., Virtual Reality as a Vehicle for Education in the Domains of Building Systems and Construction Materials, Journal of Civil Engineering Education, 2023 (In review)

Baruah, A.C. and Sychterz A.C. Dynamic Characterization of Meter-Scale Adaptive Origami Structure, Journal of Structural Engineering, 2023 (In review)

Gathman, H.F and Sychterz, A.C., Design of a full-scale aluminum plate-based tensegrity structure, Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures, 2022,

Baruah, A.C and Sychterz A.C., Assessment and comparison of cable-actuation of pill bug inspired adaptive origami structure using computer vision and dynamic relaxation, Frontiers in Built Environment 2021,

Sychterz, A.C., Bernardi, I., Tom, J., Beemer, R. Nonlinear soil-structure behavior of a deployable and compliant anchor system, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 10.1139/cjce-2021-0204, 2021

Sychterz, A.C. and Baruah, A.C., Active Control for Adaptive Origami Structures Undergoing Damage, Engineering Structures,  24, 10.1016/j.engstruct.2021.112457, 2021, 1–9

Sychterz, A.C. and Smith, I.F.C., Damage mitigation of near-full-scale deployable tensegrity structure through behavior biomimetics, Journal of Structural Engineering, 146 (1), 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0002470, 2020.

Sychterz, A.C. and Smith, I.F.C., Deployment and shape change of a tensegrity structure using path-planning and feedback control, Frontiers in Built Environment, 10.3389/fbuil.2018.00045, 2018.

Sychterz, A.C. and Smith, I.F.C., Using dynamic measurements to detect and locate ruptured cables on a tensegrity structure, Engineering Structures, 173 (10), 10.1016/j.engstruct.2018.06.083, 2018, 631—642.

Veuve, N., Sychterz, A.C., and Smith, I.F.C., Active control of a deployable tensegrity structure, Engineering Structures, 152, 10.1016/j.engstruct.2017.08.062, 2017, 14—23.

Bel Hadj Ali, N., Sychterz A.C., and Smith I.F.C., A dynamic-relaxation formulation for analysis of cable structure with slide-induced friction, Journal of Solids and Structures, 126-127, 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2017.08.008, 2017, 240—251.

Sychterz, A.C. and Smith I.F.C., Joint friction during deployment of a near-full-scale tensegrity footbridge, Journal of Structural Engineering, 143 (9), 10.1061/(Asce)St.1943-541X.0001817, 2017, 1—9.

Dey, P., Sychterz, A.C., Narasimhan, S., and Walbridge, S., Performance of pedestrian-load models through experimental studies on lightweight aluminum bridges, Journal of Bridge Engineering, 21 (8), 10.1061/(Asce)Be.1943-5592.0000824, 2016, 1—12.

Sychterz A.C., Schill, T. and Verspagen, B., Low-impact development measures of storm water management system at Conestoga College South Campus, Journal of Water Management Modeling, 10.14796/JWMM.C371, (2), 2014.


Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States, 01/2020 - Current

Faculty Affiliate, Mechanical Science and Engineering University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States, 2022 - Current

Faculty affiliate, Beckman Institute of Advanced Science and Technology, Urbana, IL, United States, 2020 - Current

Faculty affiliate, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (UIUC), Urbana, IL, United States, 2020 - Current

Postdoctoral fellow, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, 02/2019 - 12/2019

Postdoctoral researcher, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 09/2018-01/2019

Civil Engineering Assistant, Walterfedy, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, 2012 - 2013

Structural designer, MMM Group, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2010 - 2011

Building Design Engineering co-op, Corche Technical Services Inc, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, 2008 – 2009

Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, 2018

MASc, Civil and Environmental Engineering,  University of Waterloo, Canada, 2014

BASc, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada, 2012

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