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2024
  • 2024/05: Xuanbo Miao (Ph.D. student) joined our lab. Welcome!

  • 2024/04: Prof. Yan delivered an invited talk at the 2024 Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting and discussed our research on laser-scribed multifunctional porous soft bioelectronics.

  • 2024/03:  IEEE Pulse has highlighted several pioneering cardiac technologies, including our novel wearable cardiac patches. Here is the article link: https://www.embs.org/pulse/articles/novel-monitoring-and-treatment-technologies-for-the-heart/                                                Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in the US. We are striving to develop novel soft patch-like wearable cardiac monitors that exhibit long-term biocompatibility with the body and can provide high-fidelity monitoring of both cardiac electrical and mechanical biosignals, even during motions. This will be achieved via fundamental biomaterial innovations and/or bioinspired device designs, along with artificial intelligence-enhanced data processing. The enabling soft bioelectronic systems hold the promise of significantly enhancing patient outcomes and saving lives among those suffering from different cardiovascular conditions.

  • 2024/03: Prof. Yan delivered an invited talk at the 2024  Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) Annual Meeting and introduced our research on multifunctional porous soft bioelectronics.

  • 2024/01:  Prof. Yan joins the Senior Editorial Board of Materials Today!

2023
  • 2023/10:  Dr. Feng Zhang from Donghua University joins our SMBE lab as a postdoc researcher. Welcome!

  • 2023/08: We have received one NIH R56 grant for developing intelligent fibrous biomaterials. We deeply appreciate this generous support from the NIH NIBIB. This grant will significantly advance our pursuit of innovative bioelectronic solutions, aiming to enhance the quality of life for individuals who suffer from non-healing wounds, resulting from diabetes, venous dysfunction, decubitus, surgical procedures, trauma, aging, or other underlying conditions.

  • 2023/07: Xiaoyan Qian (Ph.D. student) and Qunle Ouyang (Ph.D. student) joined our lab. Welcome!

  • 2023/06: We have received one NSF I-Corps grant, which will support us in interviewing patients, nurses, clinicians, and other stakeholders. With this support, we look forward to identifying killer applications of soft bioelectronics and using cutting-edge bioelectronic techniques to enhance the quality of life.

  • 2023/05: Our research paper, entitled "Skin-Inspired Porous Mesh Bioelectronics with Built-in Multifunctionality for Concurrently Monitoring Heart Electrical and Mechanical Functions", has been accepted for publication by Advanced Functional Materials. Congratulations, Yun and Ganggang! 

  • 2023/05: Prof. Yan has been promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure. Big congratulations!

  • 2023/04: Prof. Yan delivered an invited talk at Rice University, entitled "Reshaping the Future of Personalized Healthcare: Materials and Manufacturing Innovations for Long-Term Usable, Customizable, and Disposable Soft Bioelectronics." We thank Prof. Tour for his kind invitation.

  • 2023/03: Dr. Sichen Cheng from Xi'an Jiao Tong University joins our SMBE lab as a postdoc researcher. Welcome!

  • 2023/02: Prof. Yan has received the CAB Young Investigator Award and the College of Engineering Outstanding Junior Faculty Research Award! Congratulations!

2022
  • 2022/12: Yadong Xu and Yun Ling have passed their Ph.D. defenses. Big congratulations, Dr. Xu and Dr. Ling! Yadong and Yun will do their postdoc studies at Caltech and Duke, respectively! Best wishes for their future career development!

  • 2022/10: Prof. Yan delivered two invited talks at the 2022 Society of Engineering Science Annual Meeting and the 2022 ACS Western Regional Meeting and introduced our latest progress in multifunctional porous bioelectronics and their scalable manufacturing.

  • 2022/08: The University of Missouri has officially joined the Center to Stream HealthCare In Place (C2SHIP), funded by NSF. The goal is to is to engage industry partners, academic teams, and government agencies in pre-competitive research that addresses our healthcare challenges through a new model of healthcare delivery. The other four funded sites include the University of Arizona, Baylor College of Medicine, University of Southern California, and California Institute of Technology.

  • 2022/08: Yadong Xu has received the Raymond White Dissertation Year Fellowship with an amount of $9,148. Yadong is one of seven graduate students who received this prestigious fellowship at Mizzou. Big congratulations, Yadong!

  • 2022/07: Our research lab has moved to the NextGen Building. Look forward to the interdisciplinary collaboration opportunities to address the unmet clinical problems in human healthcare. 

  • 2022/05: Our research paper on laser-scribed Janus multimodal wearables and light-driven reconfigurable devices has been accepted for publication by Science Advances. Big congratulations, Ganggang and Yun! This research represents a major step toward realizing our long-term goal of enabling cost-effective and scalable manufacturing of multimodal porous soft bioelectronics.

  • 2022/03: Our collaborated research paper on smart face masks has been accepted for publication by ACS Nano. Big congratulations, Yun! 

2021
  • 2021/12: Our research paper entitled "Bioinspired Elastomer Composites with Programmed Mechanical and Electrical Anisotropies" has been accepted for publication by Nature Communications. Big congratulations, Yun! This research represents a major step toward realizing our long-term goal of developing novel multifunctional soft materials which can blur the abiotic-biotic dissimilarities.

  • 2021/12: Prof. Yan delivered a podium talk about the potential applications of wireless multimodal wearable devices in home-based elderly care at the Annual Meeting of NSF IUCRC Center to Stream Healthcare In Place held at the California Institute of Technology.

  • 2021/12: Zanyu Chen has passed his master thesis defense! Congratulations!

  • 2021/09: Zehua Chen (Ph.D. student) and Brian Arends (master student) joined our research lab. Welcome!

  • 2021/08: Prof. Yan was selected into the MizzouForward Advisory Committee. Mizzou forward is the signature program, recently launched by the University of Missouri, to invest $1.5 billion to enhance research and educational missions. Please see more details here.  

  • 2021/06: Qihui Fei has passed her master thesis defense! Congratulations!

2020
  • 2020/12: Prof. Yan has received the NSF CAREER Award. We greatly thank NSF for the research support! 

  • 2020/11: Prof. Yan delivered an invited talk, entitled "Pencil-Paper-Based Wearable Bioelectronics", at the BioNexus KC's 2020 One Health Research Symposium.

  • 2020/08: Prof. Yan delivered an invited talk, entitled "Exploring the Easy and Cost-Effective Fabrication of Multifunctional On-Skin Wearable Biomedical Devices", at the SMART MedTech Virtual Workshop.

  • 2020/08: Prof. Yan delivered an invited talk, entitled "Mechanically Guided, Deterministic Assembly of 3D Micro/Nanoscale Electronic Structures", at the Midscale Research Infrastructure Workshop supported by NSF.

  • 2020/08: Margaret Page (master student) joined our research lab. Welcome!

  • 2020/05: Richard McCay and Shivam Goswami have passed their master thesis defenses! Congratulations!

  • 2020/03: Our research paper entitled "Laser-Induced Graphene for Electrothermally Controlled, Mechanically Guided, Three-Dimensional Assembly and Human-Soft Actuators Interaction" has been accepted for publication by Advanced Materials. Big congratulations, Yun!

  • 2020/02: Our patent entitled "Deterministic Assembly of Complex, Three-Dimensional Architectures by Compressive Buckling" has been issued.

  • 2020/01: Zanyu Chen (master student) joined our research lab. Welcome!

2019
  • 2019/11: Our research paper entitled "Multiscale Porous Elastomer Substrates for Multifunctional On-Skin Electronics with Passive-Cooling Capabilities" has been accepted for publication by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Big congratulations, Yadong, Bohan, and Yun! This research was widely reported by a number of media, such as NPR, Inverse, Futurity, DailyHunt, Nanowerk, Missourian, and many others.

  • 2019/08: Ganggang Zhao (Ph.D. student) joined our research lab. Welcome!

  • 2019/08: Our research project about mechanically assembled 3D bioelectronic chips has been funded by the NSF-EPMD program. We greatly thank NSF for the research support!

  • 2019/04: Prof. Yan gave a talk at the 2019 MRS Spring Meeting entitled "Soft Electronic and Energy Devices Based-On Laser-Induced Porous Graphene".

2018
  • 2018/11: Our collaborative work entitled “Three-Dimensional Piezoelectric Polymer Microsystems for Vibrational Energy Harvesting, Robotic Prosthetic Interfaces, and Biomedical Implants” has been published on Nature Electronics and selected as a cover feature article. Congratulations!

  • 2018/11: Our research paper entitled "Mechanically Assembled, Three-Dimensional Hierarchical Structures of Cellular Graphene with Programmed Geometries and Outstanding Electromechanical Properties" has been accepted for publication by ACS Nano. Big congratulations, Yun and Xiatian!

  • 2018/09: Qihui Fei (master student) joined our research lab. Welcome!

  • 2018/09: Our research paper entitled "Gas‐Permeable, Multifunctional On‐Skin Electronics Based On Laser‐Induced Porous Graphene and Sugar‐Templated Elastomer Sponges" has been accepted for publication by Advanced Materials. Big congratulations, Bohan and Richard!

  • 2018/08: Prof. Yan delivered an invited talk at the 256th ACS National Meeting to introduce our research about porous graphene for soft electronic and energy devices with unusual attributes.

  • 2018/02: Our collaborative work entitled “Morphable 3D Mesostructures and Microelectronic Devices by Multistable Buckling Mechanics” has been published on Nature Materials and selected as a cover feature article. Congratulations!  

  • 2018/01: Yun Ling (Ph.D. student) and Yadong Xu (Ph.D. student) joined our research lab. Welcome!

2017
  • 2017/11: Shivam Goswami (master student) joined our research lab. Welcome!

  • 2017/10: Prof. Yan’s first-authored research paper entitled “Three-Dimensional Mesostructures as High-Temperature Growth Templates, Electronic Cellular Scaffolds and Self-Propelled Micro-Robots” was accepted for publication by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Congratulations!

  • 2017/09: Richard McCay (master student), Bohan Sun (undergraduate student) and Xiatian Zhuang (undergraduate student) joined our research lab. Welcome!

  • 2017/08: Prof. Yan started his assistant professor position at the University of Missouri at Columbia.

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