Our interdisciplinary research interfaces on the soft materials capable of large deformation, such as elastomers and gels, and functional nanomaterials, such as graphene, 2D transitional metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), or other 2D materials. While soft materials give reversible and controllable deformation in response to various stimuli, including optical, electric, magnetic, and mechanical forces/fields. Integrating theory, simulation, and experiment, we are dedicated to understand and design a new class of materials, structures, and devices with extraordinary functions using building blocks from soft materials and/or functional nanomaterials.
Research project in our lab:
(1) Soft materials and flexible electronics: sensors, actuators, soft robots
(2) 2D materials: synthesis, 2D heterostructures for FET, photo detectors, photoelectric modulator, photovoltaics
(3) Soft meta-materials: photonics, acoustics, plasmonics, topological states
Research areas or projects we are particularly interested in are: electronic skins, soft robotics, transistors or photo-detectors based on 2D van der Waals heterostructures, soft meta-structures for photonics/acoustics, stretchable conductors, flexible energy harvesters, and wearable sensors and devices for health care.
（1） 软材料与柔性电子： 传感器，执行器，软体机器人