Mechanics of Soft Materials Lab
About The Lab
Soft materials are capable of large deformation, and have mechanical properties comparable to those of biological tissues. Recent developments in soft materials are enabling the rise of soft robotics, stretchable electronics, and biomechatronics. These new fields are profoundly altering the interactions between human beings and machines. Through the integration of analytical modeling, computational simulation and experiment, our group aims to investigate the fundamental physics and mechanics of soft materials, such as their constitutive relation, nonlinear deformation, instability, and fracture. On the other hand, our group strives to develop new materials, structures, and functions for soft robotics and stretchable electronics.
11/2021 Prof Jin delivered an invited talk in 2021 International Liquid Crystal Elastomers Conference.
'Harnessing friction in interwoven structures for high-capacity reusable energy-absorbing metamaterials' published in Advanced Science
'Photodriven self-excited hydrogel oscillators' published in Physical Review Applied
'Electrolyte modulators towards polarization mitigated lithium-ion batteries for sustainable electric transportation' published in Advanced Materials
'A stretchable and strain-unperturbed pressure sensor for motion-interference-free tactile monitoring on skins' published in Science Advances
'Effect of imperfections on pseudo-bistability of viscoelastic domes' published in Extreme Mechanics Letters