Ionic-Electronic Functional Materials and Composites
Related research topics:
Flexible, Stretchable, Wearable, Healable Electronics
Sensor and Energy Applications
Our group focuses on flexible/stretchable functional materials, serving both sensing and energy storage functionalities in wearable applications. The Lab is well equipped with materials synthesis, characterization, device fabrication, and system integration facilities.
Leveraging our core strength in materials chemistry, we synthesize polymers, porous materials, 2D materials, and composites typically into films. Depending on the required structure, morphology, and properties, we work with a wide range of materials including hydrogels and MXenes. Our synthesis techniques range from room-temperature solution processes, chemical vapor deposition (CVD), pulsed laser deposition (PLD), evaporation, to sputtering. Post-fabrication processing typically includes a combination of surface functionalization, doping, and thermal treatments.
Device fabrication includes micro-plotter for patterning of device features, programmable laser for cutting and surface modification, 3D printers, and electro-spinners.
We routinely perform characterization such as SEM, TEM, XRD, XPS, Raman, and FTIR. Device testing platforms includes mechanical/tensile tester, semiconductor parameter analyzer, gas sensing with environmental control, and electrochemical/impedance analyzer.