Merging electronics with human bodies

Through emerging scientific understandings and technological developments in tissue-like polymer electronic materials, devices and energy supplies.

Intrinsically stretchable transistor array

As the device building-block for skin-like electronics, it concurrently provides exceptional electrical performance, skin-like mechanical properties, high device density and performance-uniformity.

Intrinsically stretchable polymer semiconductor

As the material building-block for skin-like electronics, it combines high semiconducting properties and extraordinary mechanical stretchability in single material systems.

Triboelectric nanogenerator

An emerging energy technology that can use polymers to generate electricity from human motions, with high energy conversion efficiency and power output.

Welcome to the Sihong Wang Research Group

Our group focuses on the development of soft polymeric materials and devices that can merge electronics with biological systems in both mechanical & chemical characteristics, as well as energy flow. The target is to provide a new technological platform for biomedical studies. These developments largely rely on the fundamental study of the combinations of exceptional (opto)electronic/energy functionalities, mechanical softness, and bio-compatibility, in single material systems.


We have openings for postdocs, graduate students, and undergrad students. Candidates with backgrounds/interests in polymer chemistry & physics, organic electronics, bio-electronics, optoelectronics, electrochemistry are welcomed to contact Prof. Wang with your CV.

 News and Highlights

Nov. 2018 – Sihong gave an invited talk in the Xiamen Soft Matter Forum 2018 in Xiamen, China.

Sept. 2018 – Sihong joined the Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago as an Assistant Professor.

June 2018 – Sihong gave an invited talk in the 4th International Symposium of Flexible and Stretchable Electronics in Wuhan, China.

Feb. 2018 – The intrinsically stretchable transistor arrays and circuits paper was published in Nature. It was featured on Nature Biotechnology, MRS Bulletin, Stanford NewsXinhua NewsMedgadget, Tech XploreUnited Press International, Electronic Design, LinkedIn, Tech Explorist, The O&P Edge, etc.

Jan. 2017 – The intrinsically stretchable polymer semiconductor paper was published in Science. It was featured on Science, Nature Nanotechnology, Clinical ChemistryChemical & Engineering News, Physics Today, Physics World,, ScienceDaily, Electronic Component News, New Scientist, etc.

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