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"New capabilities through ionic-electronic materials and device architectures"

Atoms-to-Systems Lab

The mission of the Atoms-to-Systems Lab is to advance the frontier of ionic-electronic materials and devices. We work at the intersection of materials, electronics, mechanical, and biomedical engineering. Addressing the grand challenges of healthcare and sustainability, we develop next-gen sensors and energy storage devices, two areas that are fundamentally linked by our expertise in synthesizing novel materials and fabricating electronic devices. The principal investigator of the lab is Derek Ho. Specific research areas include:

Most of our projects involve materials synthesis (e.g., via soft chemistry), mechanistic investigations (e.g.,  structure-property relationships, electrochemistry, solid mechanics, and interfaces), and the fabrication of stretchable electronic devices. The Lab currently studies new ways to engineering novel mixed-ionic electronic soft materials, especially ionic hydrogels, polymer composites, and MXenes. Applications include artificial sensory receptors and hybrid battery-capacitors.

Openings (view details): 

- Postdoc fellows: Available year round

- PhD student applicants: 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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