We are a highly interdisciplinary research group of scientists and engineers working on soft materials and electronics at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Our research interests center on designing new functional materials and novel micro/nanoscale structures, through combined efforts in materials synthesis, structure manipulation, mechanical design, and advanced manufacturing, for next-generation soft electronic and energy devices with unusual attributes to bring the solutions to the grand challenges faced in our society. Our research program currently consists of the following three themes: (i) development of novel soft electronic materials (e.g., graphene, 2D materials, perovskites, organic electronic materials, hydrogels) with unprecedented features; (ii) design and fabrication of multifunctional bio-integrated electronic, optoelectronic and energy devices, which can blur the biotic-abiotic interface; (iii) deterministic assembly of 3D functional devices and cellular interfacing platforms. More details can be found here.
We are looking for highly passionate and self-motivated undergraduate, master and Ph.D. students and postdocs to join us. If you are interested in working on soft materials and electronics, please feel free to send you resume to Dr. Yan at yanzheng@missouri.edu.