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"Pioneers in soft ionic-electronic materials and devices."

Atoms-to-Systems Lab


The mission of the Atoms-to-Systems Lab is to advance the frontier of soft ionic-electronic materials and devices. We are leaders in sensors and energy storage devices, two focus areas that are linked by our fundamental expertise in ionic-electronic materials synthesis and device fabrication. The principal investigator of the lab is Prof. Derek Ho.


We work at the intersection of materials, electronics, mechanical, and biomedical engineering. Our projects typically involve three aspects: (i) materials synthesis using soft chemistry, (ii) mechanistic investigations (e.g., structure-property relationships, electrochemistry, solid mechanics, and interfaces), and (iii) stretchable electronic device fabrication. Materials include ionic hydrogels, polymer composites, and MXenes. Applications include wearable sensors and energy storage, for industries such as healthcare, robotics, electronics, garment, and security.

Specific research areas:

Openings (view details): 

- Postdoc fellows: Available year round

- PhD students: Dec 1 deadline yearly, but recommend full online application by mid Nov.

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, City University of Hong Kong


Hong Kong Centre for Cerebro-Cardiovascular Health Engineering

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