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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 soft 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 enabled by our expertise in materials synthesis and device fabrication. The principal investigator of the lab is Derek Ho. Specific research areas include:

Our projects typically involve three aspects: (i) materials synthesis (e.g., via soft chemistry), (ii) mechanistic investigations (e.g., structure-property relationships, electrochemistry, solid mechanics, and interfaces), and (iii) stretchable electronic device fabrication. Materials include ionic-electronic soft materials, especially ionic hydrogels, polymer composites, and MXenes. Applications include wearable sensor arrays and wearable energy storage for medical, robotics, electronics, garment, and security industries.

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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