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Research on Intelligent microfluidics &

Intelligent soft materials 


Off-chip droplet generation


Our primary focus is exploring and developing soft intelligent systems for biomedical applications.  We are interested in interdisciplinary problems that involve microfluidics, smart materials, electromechanical systems, machine learning, electronics, and micro-/nanotechnologies. We aspire to engineer useful devices through the investigation of the fundamental properties of materials.

Areas of Interest

  • Liquid metal
  • Intelligent microfluidics
  • Biosensors
  • Soft robotics
  • Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)
  • Biomedical microdevices

Latest Publications

In this paper, we report an electro-mechano responsive Field’s metal hybrid elastomer exhibiting variable and tunable conductivity, strain sensitivity, and stiffness. By synergistically harnessing these properties, we demonstrate two applications with over an order of magnitude performance improvement compared to state-of-the-art, including a self-triggered multiaxis compliance compensator for robotic manipulators, and a resettable, highly compact, and fast current-limiting fuse with an adjustable fusing current. We envisage that the extraordinary electromechanical properties of our hybrid elastomer will bring substantial advancements in resilient robotic systems, intelligent instruments, and flexible electronics.

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