Jianliang Xiao
Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering

ECME 218

MSE Areas: Thin films, soft matter, stretchable/flexible electronics, nanomaterials

Stretchable/flexible electronics offers the electronic performance of conventional wafer-based devices, but with the mechanical properties of a rubber band, which enables applications that are impossible for hard, planar integrated circuits that exist today. Examples are flexible display, bio-integrated diagnostic and therapeutic implements, bio-inspired devices, and wearable electronics. My primary research interests include stretchable electronics, and mechanics of thin films on soft substrates. The goal is to develop high performance materials and devices of wide application, and to advance our understanding of the fundamental physics and mechanics.

Nanomaterials, such as nanotubes, nanowires, and graphenes, possess extraordinary mechanical and electrical properties, and are good candidates for next-generation devices and electronics. My research includes theoretical study of mechanical behaviors of nanomaterials, and their interaction with substrates.

Selected Publications and Accomplishments

K. Sim, S. Chen, Z. Li, Z. Rao, J. Liu, Y. Lu, S. Jang, F.Ershad, J. Chen, J. Xiao, and C. Yu, Three-Dimensional Curvy Electronics Enabled by Conformal Additive Stamp Printing, Nature Electronics, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41928-019-0304-4

S.-H. Byun, J. Y. Sim, Z. Zhou, J. Lee, R. Qazi, M.C. Walicki, K.E. Parker, M.P. Haney, S.H.Choi, A. Shon, G.B. Gereau, J. Bilbily, S. Li, Y. Liu, W.-H. Yeo, J.G. McCall, J. Xiao, and J.-W. Jeong, Mechanically Transformative Electronics, Sensors, and Implantable Devices, Science Advances, in press (2019)

R. Qazi, A.M. Gomez, D.C. Castro, Z. Zou, J.Y. Sim, Y. Xiong, J. Abdo, C.Y. Kim, A. Anderson, F. Lohner, S.-H. Byun, B.C. Lee, K.-I. Jang, J. Xiao, M.R. Bruchas, and J.-W. Jeong, Wireless Optofluidic Brain Probes for Chronic Neuropharmacology and Photostimulation, Nature Biomedical Engineering 3, 655-669 (2019)

K. Sim, Z. Rao, Z. Zou, F. Ershad, J. Lei, A. Thukral, J. Chen, Q.-A. Huang, J. Xiao, C. Yu, Metal Oxide Semiconductor Nanomembrane-based Soft Unnoticeable Multifunctional Electronics for Wearable Human-Machine Interfaces, Science Advances 5, eaav9653 (2019)

Z. Zou, C. Zhu, Y. Li, X. Lei, W. Zhang, J. Xiao, Rehealable, Fully Recyclable, and Malleable Electronic Skin Enabled by Dynamic Covalent Thermoset Nanocomposite, Since Advances 4, eaaq0508 (2018)

Y. Liu, J.J.S. Norton, R. Qazi, Z. Zou, K.R. Ammann, H. Liu, L. Yan, P.L. Tran, J. Lee, K.-I. Jang, J.W. Lee, D. Zhang, K.A. Killian, S.H. Jung, T. Bretl, J. Xiao, M.J. Slepian, Y. Huang, J.-W. Jeong, J.A. Rogers, Epidermal Mechano-acoustic Sensing Electronics for Cardiovascular Diagnostics and Human-machine Interfaces, Science Advances 2, e1601185 (2016)

Y.M. Song+, Y. Xie+, V. Malyarchuk+, J. Xiao+, I. Jung, K.-J. Choi, Z. Liu, H. Park, C. Lu, R.-H. Kim, R. Li, K.B. Crozier, Y. Huang, and J.A. Rogers, Digital Cameras with Designs Inspired by the Arthropod Eye, Nature 497, 95-99 (2013) (+These authors contributed equally to this work.)