Hydrogel skins for medical devices.
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Review on hydrogel bioelectronics
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Ferromagnetic 3D printing of programmable active materials
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Living responsive materials and devices by 3D printing.
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Phase diagram for 3D printing of soft materials
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Stretchable living materials and devices
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Hydraulic hydrogel actuators and robots
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Robust hydrogel-elastomer hybrids
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Tough bonding of hydrogels
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Fringe and fingering instabilities of soft materials
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Stretchable hydrogel optical fiber
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Stretchable hydrogel electronics and devices
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Cephalopod-inspired camouflage skin
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Mechanically-guided artificial mucosa
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Crumpling and unfolding of large-area graphene
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Mission

The mission of Zhao Laboratory at MIT is to advance science and technology on the interfaces between humans and machines for addressing grand societal challenges in health, water, security, and joy of living. We are a highly interdisciplinary research group with expertise in soft materials, solid mechanics, bioelectronics, 3D printing, and theoretical modeling.

December 2018: Xinyue, Shaoting and collaborators’ paper on Ingestible hydrogel device was accepted in Nature Communications.

December 2018: Prof. Zhao was named as a Highly Cited Researcher in 2018 by Web of Science.

December 2018: Hyunwoo and Baoyang’s review paper on Hydrogel bioelectronics was published in Chemical Society Reviews. We systematically revealed the design principles for bioelectronics and discussed hydrogels’ merits and potential in bioelectronics.

December 2018: Shaoting and group members’ work on Anti-fatigue hydrogels was accepted in Science Advances.

December 2018: Guoying, Ruike and collaborators’ work on Soft wall-climbing robot was published in Science Robotics.