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Our research focuses on innovating nanotechnologies through the design, nanomanufacturing, and integration of functional materials with controlled composition and architecture across multiple length scales. We carry out groundbreaking trans-disciplinary research to generate hierarchical materials and structures with applications in sensing, renewable energy, electronics, and wearable devices.

Engineered and laser-processed chitosan biopolymers for sustainable and biodegradable triboelectric power generation

Jan 2018 | Featured Research

Advanced Materials published our research on chitosan-based biodegradable triboelectric nanogenerators (TENG). This paper reports our progress in engineering natural biomaterials as low-cost,...

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  • February 7, 2018: “Piezotronic effect in 1D van der Waals solid of elemental tellurium nanobelt for smart adaptive electronics”, published in Semiconductor Science and Technology (SST) last year, has been chosen for SST 2017 highlights collection, based on a number of criteria, including presentation of outstanding research, popularity with our online readership and high praise from referees. Congratulations to Shengjie and all!


  • January 31, 2018: Wenzhuo talks about our research to the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE) Chapter at Purdue. Thanks for the kind invitation, and the exciting discussions!


  • January 24, 2018: Wenzhuo gives a talk at the 4th Annual Innovations in Large-Area Electronics Conferences (innoLAE 2018), held at Cambridge, UK by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Center for Innovative Manufacturing in Large-Area Electronics. Thanks for the kind invitation, and the exciting discussions!


  • January 22, 2018: Wenzhuo gives an invited talk at the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, UK. Thanks for the kind invitation, and the exciting discussions!


  • January 17, 2018: Our group receives a grant from Environmental Protection Agency with our collaborator to support our research in self-powered nanotechnology. Thanks very much for the support!