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We are a highly interdisciplinary research group of scientists and engineers working on soft electronics and advanced manufacturing at the University of Missouri at Columbia. Our research interests center on the design and scalable manufacturing of novel functional materials with tailored micro/nanoscale structures and programmed properties, through synergistic efforts in material synthesis, chemical modification, mechanical design, numerical simulations, and deep-learning-based data analysis, for next-generation soft materials and systems with unprecedented attributes and adaptive properties to bring the solutions to the grand challenges faced in our society. Our research program currently consists of the following three themes: (i) development and scalable manufacturing of novel smart soft electronic materials (e.g., graphene, 2D materials, elastomer nanocomposites) with programmed structures and desired features; (ii) design and high-throughput fabrication of next-generation soft materials and electronics, which will not only posses on-demand multimodalities but also blur biotic-abiotic dissimilarities in structures, mechanics and biochemistry; (iii) design and assembly of adaptive 3D multifunctional systems and tissue 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 electronics and advanced manufacturing, please feel free to send your resume to Dr. Yan at yanzheng@missouri.edu.