Postdoctoral Researchers 

Dr. Yihao Zhou obtained his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science from Duke University, Durham, North Carolina in 2019 under the supervision of Professor Jeffrey Glass. His research thrust includes wearable electronics, atomic layer deposition, photoelectrochemical water splitting. He was the winners of Duke Graduate Fellowship and MRSEC Fellowship.  Yihao has already published 8 journal articles and 7 of them are as first/co-first authors in Matter, ACS Nano, Adv. Energy Mater., ACS Energy Lett., Chem. Mater., Extreme Mech. Lett. and others. At his leisure, he likes music and sports.

Dr. Shumao Xu obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2019 under the supervision of Professor Kaixue Wang and Professor Jiesheng Chen. His research interests center on interface/surface manipulation for electrochemical energy storage and conversion. He has already published 16 journal articles and 7 of them as the first authors in Nat. Commun., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Nano Lett., Adv. Funct. Mater., Adv. Energy Mater., Energy Storage Mater. At his leisure, he likes reading philosophy, playing badminton and table tennis. 

Dr. Zhixiang Cai obtained his Ph.D. in chemistry from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2019 under the supervision of Professor Hongbin Zhang. His research focuses on developing natural polymer-based functional materials for biomedical and energy applications. Zhixiang has already published 14 journal articles and 9 of them are as first/co-first authors in Macromolecules, Biomacromolecules, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng., Biomater. Sci. and others. He likes music and traveling in his spare time.

Dr. Hong Yin received a Ph.D. degree in electronic science and technology from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2017. His research interests center on the functional materials for electrochemical energy storage, photodetectors devices, and flexible electronics. With a total citation of over 300 times, he has published 16 papers on high impact journals, such as Nano Energy, Advanced Energy Materials, Applied Materials Today, Nano Research, and so on. In his free time, he likes to play badminton, table tennis, and chess.

Graduate Students

Xun Zhao obtained his M.S. degrees in Materials Science & Engineering from Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China under the supervision of Professor Yong Liu. His current project involves developing bioelectronics for energy and healthcare applications. Xun has already published 3 journal articles and 2 of them are as first authors in Adv. Energy Mater., and ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. At his leisure, he likes playing badminton, swimming, and reading histories.

Long Ji obtained his M.S. degree in Optical Engineering from the School of Optoelectronic Science and Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu under the supervision of Professor Shibin Li. His research interests focus on the synthesis and application of functional nanomaterials for energy and sensing applications. He has already published 6 journal articles and 2 of them are as the first authors in J. Mater. Chem. A. At his leisure, he likes playing basketball, running, and music.

Xiao Xiao obtained his B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering from Beihang University, Beijing, China. He conducted research under the supervision of Professor Lei Jiang in the Laboratory of Bio-inspired Smart Interface Science, where his research focused on the innovation of functional materials and polymers for energy and sensing applications.  Xiao has already published 2 journal articles and 1 of them is as the first author in ACS Nano. At his leisure, he likes playing badminton, swimming, and traveling.

Guorui Chen obtained his B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. His research interests concentrate on designing and fabricating self-powered wearable biosensors. He was awarded the Special Prize of “Challenge Cup” and National Innovation Support. Guorui has already published 2 journal articles and 1 of them is as the first author in Chemical Reviews. At his leisure, he likes playing football, watching movies and reading histories.

Trinny Tat obtained her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Arizona in 2019. She conducted three-year research under the supervision of Professor Jeong Yeol Yoon in the Biosensors Labs. She has research experiences in point-of-care, and biosensing applications. Trinny has published 2 journal articles, 14 scientific conference abstract presentations, and 1 patent owned by HP Inc. In her leisure time, she likes to work out, read, and hunt extreme deals and coupons.

Undergraduate Students

Giorgio Conta is currently a freshman undergraduate student in the Department of Bioengineering at UCLA. His research interests focus on developing self-powered biosensors and systems for personalized healthcare. Previously, he conducted research under the supervision of Professor Annmarie Carlton of AirUCI, where his research focused on developing a database of radical chemistry reactions to be used to create a reaction predictor. In his free time, he likes to play soccer and tennis as well as travel. 

Sofia Bouzarif is currently a freshman undergraduate in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research interests are centered on discovering new functional materials, and using them to design wearable energy harvesters and sensors to create an autonomous personalized healthcare system with a wide range of applications in the biomedical field. She wants to be a patent lawyer in the future. In her spare time, she enjoys playing water polo and traveling. 

Ethan Hong-Wang Waworuntu is currently a freshman undergraduate student in the Department of Bioengineering at UCLA. He was a competitor at the Rubik’s Cube World Championships in 2017 in Paris and a Volunteer Captain at the Second Harvest Food Bank in Irvine. His research interests focus on developing wearable self-powered biosensors and systems for personalized healthcare. In his free time, he likes to play League of Legends and the culinary arts.

Michael Bick is currently a junior undergraduate in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research interests are primarily focused on fundamental materials innovation and advanced device design for sustainable biotherapeutics and personalized health care, especially under the realm of wearables, smart textiles, and body area networks. In his free time, he plays the guitar, hikes, and plays soccer.

Susanna Ferrier is currently a freshman undergraduate student in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research interests focus on materials innovation and developing sustainable self-powered biosensors and wearable smart textiles for personalized healthcare. In her spare time, she enjoys rock climbing, skiing and traveling.

Kyle Chen is currently a freshman undergraduate student in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research interests are primarily focused on the development of self-powered biosensors for the purpose of integration into wearable medical devices to aid in the detection of diseases and conditions, particularly stroke. In his spare time, he enjoys playing Mario Kart and Tetris, learning more about the Japanese language, and swimming.

Samika Karthik is currently a freshman undergraduate in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her previous experiences include working with implantable medical devices such as pacemakers at Abbott, a medtech company. Her research interests focus on developing wearable biosensors and smart textiles for the application of personalized healthcare. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing and architectural photography. 

Sophia Shen is currently a freshman undergraduate student in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research interests focus on developing functional soft materials and utilize them to fabricate smart textiles for the purpose of personalized healthcare. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the piano and painting.

Aleksandra Dudek is currently a freshman undergraduate student in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research interests include developing functional materials for use in personal healthcare and throughout the biomedical field. She previously worked as a high school lab assistant at the Shan Lab, an integrated biochemical lab at the California Institute of Technology. In her free time, she enjoys running, skiing, hiking, and traveling. 

Cameron Uy is currently a freshman undergraduate student in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles.  His research interests focus on developing novel small molecule enzyme inhibitors and developing wearable biotechnology.  His previous research at Purdue includes small-molecule inhibition of fungal enzymes for the application of high specificity fungicides. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, camping, playing piano and trumpet, and tennis.

Vidhur Raveendran is currently a sophomore undergraduate student in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research interests include using wearable biosensors and the Internet of things devices for personal healthcare monitoring with the minimal invasiveness and power consumption. In his free time, he enjoys playing video games, attending car events, and playing the trombone.

Daren He is currently a freshman undergraduate student in the Department of Bioengineering at UCLA. His previous experiences include the assembly and development of an electrocardiogram, which is capable of showing the different stages in a person's pulse. Currently, his research interests are centered around personalized medical instruments and the development of wearable pharmaceutical devices. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, playing guitar, and reading. 

Ardo Nashalian is currently a junior undergraduate student in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California Los Angeles. His research interests are focused on development of wearable bioelectronics through innovation of smart textiles for personalized health care. His previous experience is clinical research for cardiac rhythm devices such as defibrillators and pacemakers. On his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, volleyball as well as hiking. 

Andy Yau is currently a sophomore undergraduate student in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research interests revolve around developing wearable medical devices, self-powered biosensors and their applications in healthcare and sports performance. In his spare time, he enjoys playing basketball.

Austin Chang is currently a junior undergraduate student in the Department of Bioengineering at UCLA. His research interests include wearable bioelectronics for energy, sensing, and therapy applications. Austin is a former member of UCLA's Men's crew team and previously conducted research with Dr. Jacob Rosen in UCLA's mechanical engineering department focused on rowing biomechanics. In his spare time he enjoys watching TV and sleeping. 

Cherise Ching is currently a freshman undergraduate student in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research interests are in the development of cutting-edge wearable biomedical devices, especially in the textile form, for personalized health care. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis and listening to music.

John Lama is currently a sophomore undergraduate student in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research interests include creating wearable textile nanogenerators for personalized biosensing and therapy,  to be later relayed to physicians, and improve the efficiency of communication between patients and physicians. In his free time, he enjoys swimming and hiking.  

Kwangrae Kim is currently an undergraduate exchange student in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles.  He is also a senior student majoring in Materials Science & Engineering at Yonsei University, South Korea. His research interests are focused on piezoelectric materials and developing self-powered wearable electronic devices. In his free time, he enjoys playing the piano, listening to music and watching movies.

Visiting Scholars

Yongjiu Zou currently is an assistant professor at Dalian Maritime University in China. He obtaining his M.S. degree in marine engineering in 2015 under the supervision of Professor Peiting Sun. His research interests center on prognostics and Health management, smart sensors and data mining. He was the winner of the national scholarship for graduate students .  He has already published 6 journal articles as the first authors. At his leisure, he likes swimming, table tennis, and music.

Jing Xu is currently a master student majoring in Electrical Engineering at North China Electric Power University, Beijing. Her current research focuses on triboelectric based self-power smart systems, wearable devices and body area sensor network. Her previous research includes compressive sensing and vehicle-to-grid transaction. In her spare time, she likes music and traveling.

Dr. Weili Deng obtained his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Southwest Jiaotong University under the supervision of Professor Weiqing Yang. His research interests mainly focus on piezoelectric nanomaterials and flexible electronics. He has already published 25 journal articles and 10 of them are as first/corresponding authors in Nano Energy, Adv. Funct. Mater., ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces and others. At his leisure, he likes playing badminton and Chinese chess.