All SRG members except the undergrads attended GRC Science of Adhesion at Mount Holyoke in late July. Wanliang served as discussion leader for one evening session on switchable adhesion. Big thanks to Kevin for the invitation! Guangchao, Chenxu, Yanbing, and Farshad each presented a poster about their research. GRC Adhesion stays as our favorite conference!
Wanliang just finished a trip to the great Los Angeles area to visit Younger Optics, which is hosting Chenxu for an NSF-funded internship. Former SRG members Amir and Valerie have been working in the area for a couple of years. All enjoyed the reunion at Huntington Beach very much after four years not seeing each […]
SRG congratulate Zach and Siavash for their achievements over the years at SU. Zach is heading for Georgia Tech for Ph.D. study and Siavash is enjoying his work at Frontgrade! We wish them both good luck at their new posts!
It is homecoming in essence. Wanliang has been trained to be a solid mechanician at Princeton. It is only fitting and extremely fulfilling for Wanliang to receive the NSF Career Award from the “notoriously” competitive Mechanics of Materials and Structures (MoMS) program! Many thanks to the support from mentors and colleagues over the years!
Congratulations to Yanbing!
We are excited to share that our group has achieved a significant advance on tunable dry adhesion using soft hollow pillars under low pressure. Dry adhesion ~150 times change within one second using low pressure ~10 kPa is reported in a paper with Advanced Functional Materials! The link is here: https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202209905
On Thursday August 11, 2022, Siavash successfully defended his thesis and now he is ready to graduate ASAP!
We are excited to share the news that SRG is awarded a $550k NSF Partnership for Innovation (PFI) grant to develop prototypes of soft grippers based on dynamically tunable adhesion. This is a collaborative project with SRG’s longtime collaborator, Prof. Kevin Turner at Penn. This PFI award is a critical step towards commercialization of the […]
SRG undergrad member Jason has received a $5,000 SOURCE grant to conduct research on novel smart materials under mentoring from Prof. Shan. SOURCE stands for┬áthe Syracuse Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Engagement. We thank SU for the support!