Nov. 2021 – Our paper on a stretchable and strain-unperturbed pressure sensor has been published in Science Advances. The work was reported by PME news: stretchable pressure sensor could lead to better robotics, prosthetics. Congratulations, Qi and Yang!

August 2021 – Our paper on building multifunctional conjugated polymers for human-integrated electronics has been published in Matter. Congratulations, Nan!

August 2021 – Welcome Songsong to join our group as a Postdoc!

May 2021 – Sean Lee, a graduate student in the Wang Group, receiving the PSD TA teaching prize. Congratulations, Sean!

May 2021 – Sihong received the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award.

April 2021 – Our review paper on implantable bioelectronics towards long-term stability and sustainability has been published in Matter. Congratulations to Yang and Nan!

Jan. 2021 – Our paper on strain-insensitive intrinsically stretchable transistors and circuits has been published in Nature Electronics.​

Jan. 2021 – In celebration of the 50th year of The Bridge of National Academy of Engineering is publishing 50 essays projecting developments in Engineering. Sihong was invited to contribute one of the essays in this special issue, as “Building the Nexus Between Electronics and the Human Body for Enhanced Health”. We really appreciate the invitation!

Jan. 2021 – Our review paper on stretchable transistors and functional circuits has been published in Nature Electronics. Congratulations to Yahao and Huawei!

Nov. 2020 – Sihong is recognized as a Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics.

Sept. 2020 – Sihong gave an invited talk in IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered & Molecular Systems. Thanks for the invitation!

Sept. 2020 – Nickolas De Oliveira​, an undergraduate researcher in the Wang Group, was recently selected to join the Micro-Metcalf Program. Congratulations, Nick!

Sept. 2020 – Sihong has been invited to serve as an Associate Editor for Biomedical Engineering (BME) Frontiers – a Science Partner Journal.

June 2020 – Sihong gave a remote invited talk on Global Virtual Conference on Flexible Electronics Technology. Thanks for the invitation!

June 2020 – Sihong is named to the 2020 global list of MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35.

April 2020 – Maritha Wang, an undergraduate researcher in the Wang Group, was recently selected to receive two prestigious graduate fellowships: NSF Graduate Student Fellowship, and NDSEG Graduate Fellowship. Congratulations, Maritha!

Feb. 2020 – Sihong gave an invited talk in the Conference on Chemical Sensors for Wearable Devices, which was held at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Thanks for the invitation!

Jan. 2020 – Our research is supported by the Center of Data and Computing of UChicago.

Dec. 2019 – Congratulations to Nan for successfully passing the Ph.D. candidacy exam! Well done!

Nov. 2019 – Welcome Youdi and Cheng joining our group as new Ph.D. students!

Oct. 2019 – Sihong gave an invited talk in the ECS meeting.

Sept. 2019 – Sihong gave a keynote talk in the International Nanotechnology and Nanoscience Conference.

Sept. 2019 – Sihong gave an invited talk in the Macropolis 2019: Chicagoland Soft Matter Symposium. Thanks for the invitation!

August 2019 – We had our first Undergraduate Summer Symposium.

July 2019 – Sihong gave an invited talk in the Mi-Bio Summit on Flexible and Stretchable Bioelectronics at Purdue University. Thanks for the invitation!

June 2019 – Sihong gave an invited talk in the 5th Symposium on Flexible and Stretchable Electronics 2019.

June 2019 – Sihong gave an invited seminar in the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

June 2019 – Sihong gave an invited seminar in Tsinghua University, Beijing.

June 2019 – Sihong gave an invited talk in the 4th International Conference on Nanoenergy and Nanosystems.

April 2019 – Sihong gave an invited talk in the 2019 MRS Spring meeting.

April 2019 – Welcome Hongzhang to join our group as a visiting student!

April 2019 – Welcome Wei to join our group as a Postdoc!

April 2019 – Sihong was invited to present the Molecular Engineering Information Session during the Spring Open House of the University of Chicago.

Mar. 2019 – Welcome Huawei to join our group as a Postdoc!

Feb. 2019 – Welcome Yang to join our group as an incoming PME Ph.D. student!

Jan.2019 – Welcome Alexandra, Nickolas and Tony to join our group as undergraduate researchers!

Nov. 2018 – Welcome our inaugural batch of Ph.D. students, Yahao and Nan, to join our group!

Nov. 2018 – Sihong gave a talk in the 2018 MRS Fall Meeting.

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

Sept. 2018 – Sihong joins 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.

Aug. 2013 – Triboelectric Active Sensor Array for Self-Powered Static and Dynamic Pressure Detection and Tactile Imaging (ACS Nano, 2013, 7, 8266):

Measuring Pressure with the Help of Static Electricity. Chemical & Engineering News.

 

Nov. 2012 – Pyroelectric Nanogenerators for Driving Wireless Sensors (Nano Letters, 2012, 12, 6408):

Pyroelectric nanogenerator charges Li-ion battery with harvested energy. Phys.org.

 

Nov. 2012 – Nanoscale-triboelectric-effect enabled energy conversion for sustainably powering of portable electronics (Nano Letters, 2012, 12, 6339):

CNN interview with Dr. ZL Wang for the Technological Breakthroughs in triboelectric nanogenerators. CNN;

How Friction May Someday Charge Your Cell Phone. MIT Technology Review;

A Generator Powered By Motion. Chemical & Engineering News;

Human Energy. The Cutting Edge.

 

Nov. 2012 – Hybridizing energy conversion and storage in a mechanical-to-electrochemical process for self-charging power cell (Nano Letters, 2012, 12, 5048):

Self-Charging Power Cell Converts and Stores Energy in a Single Unit. Georgia Tech News;

Cells step toward plugless charging. Chemistry World;

Power cell generates and stores energy in one step. Physics World;

Self-charging power cell converts and stores energy. ScienceDaily;

Self-charging battery both generates and stores energy. Phys.org;

Hybrid self-charging power cell by-passes batteries. New Atlas.