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.
Soft wall-climbing robot, Science Robotics, 3, 25 (2018)
Controlled crack propagation for atomic precision handling of wafer-scale two-dimensional materials, Science, 362, 6415 (2018)
Folding artificial mucosa with cell-laden hydrogels guided by mechanics models, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115, 29 (2018)
Printing ferromagnetic domains for untethered fast-transforming soft materials, Nature, 558, 7709 (2018)
A New 3D Printing Strategy by Harnessing Deformation, Instability and Fracture of Viscoelastic Inks, Advanced Materials, 30, 6 (2017)
Instabilities in Confined Elastic Layers under Tension: Fringe, Fingering and Cavitation, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 106, 229-256 (2017)
A large deformation viscoelastic model for double-network hydrogels, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 100, 103-130 (2017)