On the morning of Jan. 22, 2018, Dr. Zhao Xuanhe, an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), visited MSE at the invitation of Prof. Wu Zhigang and gave a report entitled “3D Printing Bioelectronics and Biorobots”.
In the report, Dr. Zhao pointed out the extreme challenges in designing human-machine interfaces, and introduced a new method of using nanoengineered bioactive hydrogels to bridge human-machine interfaces. In addition, he shared his research experience and achievements, and had a Q&A session with all the audience. His excellent report, coupled with his inventive delivery, were well received by both students and teachers.
In the afternoon, Academician Ding Han, Dean of MSE, had a cordial talk with Dr. Zhao. Dean Ding first extended a warm welcome to Dr. Zhao and introduced the teaching and scientific research of MSE. They discussed the technical problems facing human-machine interfaces, robot integration and other related fields. In the end, they talked about future cooperation and exchange, for which Dean Ding expressed his high expectation. Dr. Zhao also expressed the hope that through mutual cooperation, both universities are able to promote the discipline of mechanical engineering to a world-class level.
A Short Bio of Dr. Zhao：
Dr. Zhao Xuanhe is an associate professor at Soft Active Materials Laboratory of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT. The current research goal of his group is to understand and design soft materials that possess unprecedented properties and functions for addressing grant societal challenges. Dr. Zhao is the recipient of NSF Career Award, the Early Career Researcher Award by the AVS Biomaterial Interface Division, the ONR Young Investigator Award, the SES Young Investigator Medal, the Adhesion Society’s Young Scientist Award and several best paper awards. He held the Hunt Faculty Scholar at Duke and d'Arbeloff Career Development Chair and Robert N. Noyce Career Development Professor at MIT.