SHAN Research Group (SRG) at Syracuse University (SU) are a team of mechanicians, materials engineers and roboticists who are interested in interdisciplinary research in Smart, Hybrid, Active and Nature-inspired Materials, Mechanics, and Machines (SHAN 3M). An expert in these areas, Principal Investigator Dr. Wanliang Shan spearheads SRG’s multifaceted synergistic research efforts. We are currently located at Link Hall on the beautiful serene main campus of Syracuse University, which sits in the southern part of Syracuse, NY. Group activities and research updates can be found on Page News.

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Our research, innovation and educational efforts have been supported by National Science Foundation (NSF), University of Nevada at Reno (UNR), and Syracuse University (SU). Multiple projects have been funded through different NSF programs and initiatives including National Robotics Initiative (NRI), Partnership for Innovation (PFI), Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), the Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students (INTERN) program, and in particular, an NSF Career award from the Mechanics of Materials and Structures (MoMS) program. Our work has been published with high impact journals including Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Advanced Intelligent Systems, Soft Matter, Extreme Mechanics Letters, and International Journal of Solids and Structures. Our group members have moved on to pursue professional careers in academia, national labs, startups, and big corporations.