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  • 5/2024 Congratulations to our very own Shuai Wu for successfully defended his dissertation!
  • 5/2024 The lab had great success at MECON 2024! Sophie Leanza and Yilong Chang won 1st and 2nd best presentation awards and the lab won a funny picture award!
  • 4/2024 Congratulations to Jay Sim for receiving the NSF GRFP!
  • 3/2024 We wrapped up another quarter. Good job everyone!
  • 3/2024 Jeseung Lee joined the SIMLab for his postdoctoral studies!
  • 2/2024 Congratulations to Sophie Leanza, Juliana Lu-Yang, and Shuai Wu for their paper "Elephant Trunk Inspired Multimodal Deformations and Movements of Soft Robotic Arms"!
  • 2/2024 Sophie (Elephant Trunk Inspired Multimodal Deformations and Movements of Soft Robotic Arms) and Chris (Flow-Controlled Milli-spinner Microsurgery for Blood Clot and Kidney Stone Removal) presented their work at eWear Annual Meeting Symposium 2024! Both posters were very popular among attendees.
  • 1/2024 Lisa Phan joined the SIMLab!
  • 12/2023 Congratulations to Yilong Chang and Shuai Wu for their paper "Physics-aware differentiable design of magnetically actuated kirigami for shape morphing"!
  • 12/2023 Xiao Yang joined the SIMLab for his postdoctoral studies!
  • 11/2023 Congratulations to Lu Lu and Jay Sim for their paper "Mechanics of hard-magnetic soft materials: A review"!
  • 10/2023 Congratulations to Jay Sim for his paper "Magneto-mechanical metamaterials: A Perspective"
  • 10/2023 Jay’s first conference poster presentation for Area-Preserving Magneto-Mechanical Bilayer Metasurface for Acoustic Wave Regulation was great at the 2023 SES Annual Technical Meeting!
  • 09/2023 Sophie just received the 2023 ASME IMECE travel award. Congratulations to Sophie!
  • 09/2023 SIMLab's great time at Lake Tahoe!
  • 09/2023 Congratulations to Victor Maurin, Yilong Chang, Qiji Ze, Sophie Leanza, and Jing Wang for their paper "Liquid Crystal Elastomer-Liquid Metal Composite: Ultrafast, Untethered, and Programmable Actuation by Induction Heating"
  • 08/2023 Congratulations to Juliana Lu-Yang for finishing her co-term! She will start her Ph.D. in chemical engineering at MIT!
  • 08/2023 Congratulations to Yucan Peng for completing her postdoctoral studies! She will join Peking University as an assistant professor! 
  • 06/2023 Congratulations to Jay Sim, Shuai Wu, and Jize Dai for their paper "Magneto-Mechanical Bilayer Metamaterial with Global Area-Preserving Density Tunability for Acoustic Wave Regulation"!
  • 06/2023 Congratulations to Victor for graduating with his Master's degree!
  • 05/2023 Congratulations to Jize for completing his Master's degree!
  • 05/2023 Congratulations on Sophie's graduation and all her achievements. Highlights: Meet six extraordinary 2023 grads.
  • 05/2023 Congratulations to Sophie Leanza and Shuai Wu for the accepted review paper "Active Materials for Functional Origami"!
  • 04/2023 Congratulate Sophie on her receiving The Stanford Graduate Fellowship, the most prestigious fellowship award for an incoming graduate student!
  • 03/2023 Congratulations to Sophie Leanza and Yilong Chang for receiving the NSF GRFP!
Kresling Origami held by a hand
  • 03/2023 Congratulations to Jize DaiLu Lu, and Sophie Leanza for the accepted paper "Curved Ring Origami: Bistable Elastic Folding for Magic Pattern Reconfigurations"!
  • 03/2023 Welcome Jing to SIMLab!
  • 01/2023 National Geographic: Origami is revolutionizing technology, from medicine to space. (Photo and video by Craig Cutler)

 

  • 01/2023 Congratulations to Lu Lu and Sophie Leanza for the accepted paper "Origami With Rotational Symmetry: A Review on Their Mechanics and Design"!
  • 01/2023 Welcome Juliana and Hadil to SIMLab!
  • 01/2023 Congratulations to Jay Sim for committing to SIMLab as a Ph.D student!
  • 11/2022 Professor Zhao won the Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal 2022. Congratulations! 
  • 11/2022 Sophie won first place in the 2022 IMECE NSF REU Poster Competition for Ring Origami for Deployable Structures and Wearable Devices. Congratulations! 
  • 11/2022 Our work "Magnetically Actuated Reconfigurable Metamaterials as Conformal Electromagnetic Filters" has been selected as Best of the Advanced journals 2022.
  • 09/2022 Jay Sim, Sehui Jeong, Josué García joined SIMLab, Welcome!
  • 08/2022 CNN Tech For Good: Octopus and worm-inspired robots designed to crawl inside patients.
  • 08/2022 Shuai and Yilong gave excellent poster presentations at today's BioX event.
  • 08/2022 Grace attracted so many audiences at the SURI poster presentation entitled Robotic Microsurgeon Spinners for Kidney Stone Extraction.
  •  08/2022 Shelby presented a poster for Optimizing Size and Function of Magnetically Actuated Insulin Pump and won the Caltech SURF poster competition. It is a great experience working on research and playing soccer together!
  • 08/2022 Maya finished the SURF Program and has done a great poster presentation for Preventing Unplanned Neonatal Extubation with Soft Robotics.
  • 07/2022 Dr. Lu Lu, Six Skov, Ethan Darwin, Shelby Scott, Grace Pan, Maya Grant joined us, welcome to SIMLab!
  • 06/2022 Our work "Magnetically Actuated Reconfigurable Metamaterials as Conformal Electromagnetic Filters" has been accepted by Advanced Intelligent Systems. Congratulations to Shuai Wu, Jize Dai, Yilong Chang!
  • 06/2022 Our work "Spinning-enabled Wireless Amphibious Origami Millirobot" has been accepted by Nature Communications. Congratulations to Qiji Ze, Shuai Wu, Jize Dai, Sophie Leanza! Nature | Research Highlight  Nature | Asia  Stanford News  NSF Science Now
  • 06/2022 Our work "Hexagonal Ring Origami Assemblies: Foldable Functional Structures with Extreme Packing" has been accepted by Journal of Applied Mechanics. Congratulations to Sophie Leanza, Shuai Wu, Jize Dai
  • 05/2022 Our paper "Stretchable origami robotic arm with omnidirectional bending and twisting" has been recognized as a Finalist for the 2021 Cozzarelli Prize. Congratulations! (See Cozzarelli Prize Showcase)
  • 04/2022 Our work "Hexagonal Ring Origami – Snap-folding with Large Packing Ratio" has been accepted by Journal of Applied Mechanics. Congratulations to Shuai WuJize DaiSophie Leanza
  • 04/2022 Sophie received a 2022 Outstanding Research and Leadership Award from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, OSU. Congratulations to Sophie!
  • 04/2022 Cole successfully defended his undergraduate thesis. Congratulations!
Cole holding a metamaterial unit

 

 

 

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  • 04/2022 Our work "Soft Robotic Origami Crawler" featured as the cover article in Science Advances. Congratulations to Qiji, Shuai, Jun, Jize, Yue, Sophie, and Cole. Great teamwork!
  • 03/2022 Welcome Yimeng Qin to SIMLab for Ph.D. rotation!
  • 03/2022 Dr. Yucan Peng joined our group as a postdoc, welcome to SIMLab!
  • 01/2022 Jung Eun Park joined SIMLab for Ph.D. rotation. Welcome!

 


  • 12/2021 Sophie won the Most Informative Poster Award in 2021 IMECE NSF Student Research Poster Competition for Ring Origami for Foldable and Wearable Electronics. Congratulations! 

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  • 11/2021 Qiji, Shuai, and Jize won Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Seed Grants Program Poster Award for the topic of Magnetic Origami Robot for Biomedical Devices. Congratulations!
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  • 10/2021 Welcome Mr. Yilong Chang joining SIMLab as a graduate research assistant!
  • 10/2021 Shuai has passed the Qualifying Exam. Congratulations!
  • 09/2021 Our work "Stretchable origami robotic arm with omnidirectional bending and twisting" has been accepted by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Congratulations to Shuai, Qiji, and Jize! Nature | Research Highlight   PNAS | In This Issue
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  • 09/2021 Max Beeman joined SIMLab for Ph.D. rotation. Welcome!
  • 07/2021 Our paper "Ring Origami: Snap-folding of Rings with Different Geometries" has been accepted by Advanced Intelligent Systems. Congratulations to ShuaiYi, and Cole! Advanced Science News
  • 05/2021 Our paper "Magnetic Dynamic Polymers for Modular Assembling and Reconfigurable Morphing Architectures" has been accepted by Advanced Materials. Congratulations to ShuaiQiji, and Yi
  • 04/2021 Prof. Zhao organized a symposium on “Progress in Multimaterials and Multiphase-Based Multifunctional Materials” at the 2021 Virtual MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit.
  • 03/2021 Prof. Ruike Zhao received the Journal of Applied Mechanics Award for the paper “Micromechanics Study on Actuation Efficiency of Hard-Magnetic Soft Active Materials”.
  • 02/2021 Prof. Zhao invited Prof. Sung Hoon Kang from Johns Hopkins University to give a seminar on "Self-adaptive materials, structures, and devices" at OSU.

  • 12/2020 The review paper "Multifunctional Magnetic Soft Composites: A Review" appears in Multifunctional Materials. Congratulations!

  • 11/2020 Prof. Zhao invited Prof. Guoliang Huang from University of Missouri-Columbia to give a seminar on "Active Metamaterials with Digital Circuits and their Applications" at OSU.
  • 11/2020 Prof. Zhao invited Prof. Ximin He from University of California, Los Angeles to give a seminar on "Bioinspired Functional Soft Materials for Soft Robotics and Wearable Devices" at OSU.
  • 10/2020 Prof. Zhao invited Prof. Sam Tawfick from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to give a seminar on "Bioinspired materials for robotics: From polymorphic hair to insect-scale jumping robots" at OSU.
  • 10/2020 Our work "Magneto-Mechanical Metamaterials with Widely Tunable Mechanical Properties and Acoustic Bandgaps" has been accepted by Advanced Functional Materials, congratulations to ShuaiColeQiji, and Rundong!
  • 09/2020 New research from Ohio State professor developed soft robots, origami combine for a potential way to deliver medical treatments. [Link][Link][Link]
  • 08/2020 Chunping and Yi have passed the Qualifying Exam. Congratulations!
  • 08/2020 Our work "Magnetic Multimaterial Printing for Multimodal Shape Transformation with Tunable Properties and Shiftable Mechanical Behaviors" has been accepted by ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Congratulations to ChunpingShuaiQiji, and Rundong!
  • 08/2020 Our work "Untethered control of functional origami micro-robots with distributed actuation" has been accepted by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Congratulations to Qiji and Shuai!
  • 08/2020 Yi Jin joined SIMLab as a Ph.D. student.
  • 07/2020 Our work "Evolutionary Algorithm‐Guided Voxel‐Encoding Printing of Functional Hard‐Magnetic Soft Active Materials" appears in: Advanced Intelligent Systems Editors' Choice.
  • 06/2020 Our work "Micromechanics Study on Actuation Efficiency of Hard-Magnetic Soft Active Materials" has been accepted by Journal of Applied Mechanics. Congratulations to Rundong, Shuai, and Qiji!
  • 04/2020 John Bill received the Undergraduate Summer Research Scholarship, Congratulations!
  • 02/2020 Prof. Zhao received the 2020 NSF Career Award for her project on "Multiphysics Mechanics of Magnetic Shape Memory Polymers".
  • 02/2020 Prof. Zhao gave an invited seminar at Georgia Tech on "Magnetic Soft Intelligent Materials with Integrated Multifunctional Shape Manipulations".
  • 01/2020 Prof. Zhao invited Prof. Nanshu Lu from the University of Texas at Austin to give a seminar on "In-Plane and Out-of-Plane Deformation of 2D Materials and 2D-Materials-Based Bioelectronics" at OSU.

  • 12/2019 NSF research news: Tiny magnetic particles enable new material to bend, twist, and grab. [Link]

  • 12/2019 Prof. Zhao invited Prof. Shawn Chester from the New Jersey Institute of Technology to give a seminar on "Mechanics of Polymeric Gels Toward Functional Soft Materials" at OSU.
  • 12/2019 New research from Ohio State professor could potentially revolutionize the field of multifunctional robots and machines. [Link][Link]
  • 12/2019 Georgia Tech Research Horizons highlighted our collaboration on magnetic shape memory polymers. [Link]
  • 11/2019 Our paper "Magnetic Shape Memory Polymers with Integrated Multifunctional Shape Manipulations" has been accepted by Advanced Materials. Congratulations to Qiji, Shuai, and Rundong!
  • 11/2019 Prof. Zhao organized a symposium on "Functional Soft Composites" at the 2019 ASME IMECE in Salt Lake City.
  • 11/2019 Prof. Zhao gave an invited seminar at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities on "Magnetic Soft Intelligent Materials with Integrated Multifunctional Shape Manipulations".
  • 10/2019 Prof. Zhao organized a symposium on "Functional Soft Composites" at the 2019 Society of Engineering Science 56th Annual Technical Meeting in St. Louis.
  • 10/2019 Ph.D. student Shuai Wu gave a talk on "Symmetry-breaking Actuation Mechanism for Soft Robotics and Active Metamaterials" at the 2019 Society of Engineering Science 56th Annual Technical Meeting in St. Louis.
  • 10/2019 Our paper "Symmetry-breaking Actuation Mechanism for Soft Robotics and Active Metamaterials" is published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Congratulations to Shuai, Qiji, and Rundong!
  • 09/2019 Prof. Zhao invited Prof. Carmel Majidi from Carnegie Mellon University to give a seminar on "Cutting the Cord Integrated Sensing, Actuation, and Robust Electronics for Soft Robot Autonomy" at OSU.
  • 03/2019 Prof. Zhao invited Prof. Jerry Qi from Georgia Institute of Technology to give a seminar on "Multimaterial Additive Manufacturing for Shape-Changing Devices and 4D Printing" at OSU.
  • 02/2019 Ph.D. student Shuai Wu received the Susan Huntington Dean’s Distinguished University Fellowship, congratulations!
  • 01/2019 Shuai Wu joined SIMLab as a Ph.D. student.

Renee and Yonggang
  • 11/2018 Prof. Zhao invited Prof. Yonggang Huang from Northwestern University to give a Monte and Usha Ahuja Distinguished Lecture on "Mechanics-guided Deterministic 3D Assembly" at OSU. [Link]
  • 11/2018 Prof. Zhao received the 2018 Haythornthwaite Foundation Research Initiation Grant at the ASME’s International Mechanical Engineering Congress. [Link]
  • 09/2018 Dr. Qiji Ze joined our group as a postdoc, welcome to SIMLab!
  • 09/2018 Prof. Zhao gave an invited seminar at the University of Houston on "Mechanics-guided Design of Intelligent Material Systems".