6/2023 Congratulate Marwan for passing his preliminary exam!
6/2023 Boliang and Shivam presented in SoCal Polymers and Soft Matter Symposium
6/2023 Congratulate Yu for receiving the dissertation year fellowship!
5/2023 Prof Jin is promoted to associate professor with tenure!
5/2023 Prof Jin received the 2023 ASME Sia Nemat-Nasser Early Career Award
4/2023 Congratulate our incoming PhD student, Jonathan Gray, for receiving the Cota-Robles Fellowship!
4/2023 Prof Jin delivered an invited talk in 2023 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit.
4/2023 Prof Jin delivered invited talks at the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University.
2/2023 Prof Jin received the 2023 ACS PMSE Early Investigator Award
12/2022, MSM lab hosted three CEED freshmen to work on a research project of liquid crystal elastomers, under the supervision of Chen. Read more.
11/2022 Shivam, Boliang and Yu present their work in 2022 ASME's International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE)!
11/2022 Prof Jin delivered a guest lecture for middle and high school teachers at Nanoscience Teacher Training Workshop in partnership with CNSI.
11/2022 Prof Jin delivered an invited talk at North Carolina State University.
10/2022 Prof Jin delivered invited talks in the Technology Meeting of Society of Engineering Science (SES).
09/2022 Shivam, Boliang and Prof Jin present their work in the Gordon Research Conference on Multifunctional Materials and Structures.
08/2022 Our undergraduate students present their posters in Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) poster symposium, and celebrate their achievement. Congratulate Kenneth for the honorable mention for his technical presentation!
08/2022 Prof Jin delivered an invited talk in the Golden Gate Polymer Forum.
08/2022 Our group receives a NIH grant to work on medical soft robots. Thanks to our collaborators and NIH for the support!
08/2022 Our group receives a NSF grant to work on wearable devices. Thanks to our collaborators and NSF for the support!
08/2022 Welcome our new postdoc, Dongwon, Kang!
06/2022 Chen and Prof Jin delivered talks in 19th U.S. National Congress for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.
06/2022 Welcome our new undergraduate group members, Benny Hsu, Mikaela van de Heetkamp, Swetha Palakur, and Kenneth Chu.
12/2021 Congratulate Shivam and Chen for passing the qualifying exam!
11/2021 Prof Jin delivered an invited talk in 2021 International Liquid Crystal Elastomers Conference.
11/2021 Prof Jin delivered an invited talk at Princeton University, South China University of Technology, Purdue University, University of California, San Diego and University of Notre Dame
09/2021 Congratulate Boliang for passing the qualifying exam!
08/2021 Prof Jin delivered an invited talk in ACS Fall 2021 National Meeting & Exposition
08/2021 Our undergraduate group members Scott Cao, Damian Meza, Mateen Rabbani and Dehao Lin have attended the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) organized by Samueli School of Engineering at UCLA, and successfully presented their work!
07/2021 Congratulate Boliang for winning the Summer Mentored Research Fellowship (SMRF)!
07/2021 Prof Jin has won NSF CAREER award, which is the agency’s highest honor for faculty members in the early stages of their teaching and research careers.
06/2021 Welcome our new undergraduate group members Scott Cao, Damian Meza, Mateen Rabbani and Dehao Lin
06/2021 Congratulate Yuzhen for passing the defense!
06/2021 Our group is highlighted in an article in UCLA Magazine https://newsroom.ucla.edu/magazine/soft-robots-engineering
05/2021 Prof Jin delivered an invited talk in IUTAM symposium Mechanics of Smart and Tough Gels
04/2021 Prof Jin delivered invited talks at University of Massachusetts Amherst and University of Connecticut
03/2021, Prof Jin and Yu presented in the Virtual American Physical Society March Meeting (APS).
09/2020, Prof Jin and Yuzhen presented in the Virtual Technology Meeting of Society of Engineering Science (SES).
07/2020, Welcome our new group members, Boliang, Shivam and Chen!
06/2020, Professor Lihua Jin is selected for UCLA Faculty Career Development Award.
01/2020, Professor Lihua Jin organized the 1st Southern California Mechanics Workshop. Yuzhen, Yu and Tianzhen presented in the workshop.
12/2019, Congratulate Yu for passing the qualifying exam!
12/2019, Professor Lihua Jin presented an invited talk in 2019 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit.
11/2019, Yuzhen presented his work in 2019 ASME's International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE).
10/2019, Professor Lihua Jin presented an invited talk in Soft Matter Symposium 2019 at University of Florida, and was selected for the travel award.
08/2019, Our group is awarded an NSF grant from the Mechanics of Materials and Structures program. Thanks for the support!
08/2019, Yuzhen is selected for the Haythornthwaite Student Travel Award to go to 2019 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition. Congratulations!
07/2019, Welcome our new visiting undergraduate, Haiqian.
06/2019, Professor Lihua Jin is selected as a 2019-20 Hellman Fellow.
06/2019, Masato is selected for the 2019 MAE Outstanding TA Award. Congratulations!
06/2019, Congratulate Yu for passing the preliminary exam.
12/2018, MSM lab hosted six CEED freshmen to work on a research project of fabricating soft actuators, under the supervision of Yuzhen. Read more.
12/2018, Professor Lihua Jin delivered an invited talk at California Institute of Technology.
11/2018, Professor Lihua Jin receives the 2018 Extreme Mechanics Letters Young Investigator Award
Extreme Mechanics Letters announced that MAE Assistant Professor Lihua Jin was a recepient of the 2018 Extreme Mechanics Letters Young Investigator Award.
Lihua Jin was selected based on her paper ‘Geometric role in designing pneumatically actuated pattern-transforming metamaterials’, published in Extreme Mechanics Letters Volume 23 (2018), pp. 55 – 65, first authored by the PhD student Yuzhen Chen.
Extreme Mechanics Letters publishes rapid communication of research that highlight the role of mechanics in multi-disciplinary areas across materials science, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine and engineering; with an emphasis on the impact, depth and originality of new concepts, methods and observations at the forefront of applied sciences.
11/2018, Yuzhen presented two talks in 2018 ASME's International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE).
10/2018, Welcome our new group members Mikela, Yu, Fumika, Rohan, Yuhong and Tianzhen!
08/2018, Professor Lihua Jin delivered an invited talk in and became a member of Center for Minimally Invasive Therapeutics at UCLA.
06/2018, Professor Lihua Jin presented and organized a symposium in US National Congress for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 2018.
03/2018, Yuzhen, Chen and Professor Lihua Jin presented in APS March Meeting. Lihua organized an invited session in APS March Meeting.
12/2017, Professor Lihua Jin was featured by UCLA Institute for Digital Research and Education, UCLA Newsroom, and UCLA Samueli Newsroom.
12/2017, Congratulate Yuzhen for passing the qualifying exam!
11/2017, Congratulate Pengcheng for passing the qualifying exam!
10/2017, Welcome our new PhD student Masato Koizumi, and new visiting student Weikang Xian.
05/2017, Professor Lihua Jin was awarded the Faculty Research Grant from UCLA.
04/2017, Professor Lihua Jin delivered an invited talk at University of Nevada, Reno.
02/2017, Welcome our new postdoc Dr Chen Xuan!
01/2017, Professor Lihua Jin delivered invited talks at Fudan Univeristy, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Tianjin University, Tongji University, and Shanghai Jiaotong University.
11/2016, Professor Lihua Jin receives 2016 Haythornthwaite Young Investigator Award
Professor Lihua Jin received the 2016 Haythornthwaite Young Investigator Award. With funding from the Robert M. and Mary Haythornthwaite Foundation, the Executive Committee of the Applied Mechanics Division of ASME established the Haythornthwaite Research Initiation Grant Program, targeting university faculty engaged in research in theoretical and applied mechanics that are at the beginning of their academic careers. This year Professor Lihua Jin’s proposal on mechanics of photo-responsive hydrogels was selected as one of the top four proposals for the Haythornthwaite Research Initiation Grants, and is awarded at the amount of $20,000. Robert Haythornthwaite was the founder and first President of the American Academy of Mechanics.
11/2016, Professor Lihua Jin becomes a member of the Community Board of the journal Materials Horizons
Materials Horizons is a premier journal publishing first reports of exceptional significance across the breadth of materials research. It is an innovative, community-focused, dynamic journal with an impact factor 9.095. The journal features research at the cutting-edge interface of materials science with chemistry, physics, biology and engineering. For more details of the community board, please see http://blogs.rsc.org/mh/2016/11/10/the-new-and-expanded-materials-horizons-community-board/