Welcome to the Soft Intelligent Materials Laboratory!
Quick-change Artists - Nature Cover Paper
Magnetic Active Metamaterial
Magnetic shape memory polymer
Kirigami - MIT News
Multimodal Surface Instabilities
Welcome to the research group website of Professor Ruike Zhao at The Ohio State University. Our research focus is on the fundamental understanding and development of soft intelligent material systems employing stimuli-responsive materials. By utilizing analytical, numerical, and experimental tools, we study the functional responses of the intelligent materials that are subject to external stimuli such as stress, temperature, light, chemical, electric, or magnetic fields. Applications include soft actuators, soft robotics, flexible electronics, morphing structures, biomedical engineering, and sustainable energy.