Assistant Professor in Molecular Engineering
Eckhardt Research Center
5640 South Ellis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
The Wang group focuses on the fundamental study and development of a new class of polymeric materials and devices for future generations electronics that can be merged with human bodies and other biological systems in both the mechanical properties and the energy flow. This class of materials and devices need to concurrently possess exceptional (opto)electronic and energy-harvesting functionalities, mechanical softness, and human/bio-compatibility. The research activities encompass the study of the interplay among semiconductor physics, solid mechanics and energy sciences; on this scientific basis, the development of design concepts and fabrication approaches for new types of tissue-like polymer materials and devices; and ultimately, the realization and applications of mechanically adaptive and self-powered bioelectronics for tackling biomedical challenges.
**Position available for graduate and undergraduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and visiting scholars.
Wang received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology in 2014, and his B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering at Tsinghua University in 2009. From 2015 to 2018, he was a postdoctoral fellow in Chemical Engineering at Stanford University. He joined the Institute for Molecular Engineering as an Assistant Professor in Sept. 2018.